A MAN whose body was discovered on moorland near Alnwick on Thursday morning has been formally identified as Alan Roper.
Northumbria Police were called to the scene at 7.53am after a member of the public raised the alarm and Mr Roper’s body was recovered to a local hospital.
The 40-year-old’s home at King Street in Alnwick was cordoned off shortly afterwards as an investigation into his death was launched.
A police spokesman said this afternoon: “We are now in a position to identify the deceased as Alan Roper, a 40-year-old man from King Street. The coroner has been informed and a post-mortem is due to take place early next week.
“At this stage, there are no suspicious circumstances.”