POLICE searching for missing man Luke Noone have found a body.

Officers found a body in a reservoir near Punstock Road, Darwen, on Wednesday.

They believe it is that of 21-year-old Luke Noone, who had been missing from Islington, Blackburn, since Tuesday, October 15, and was last seen at around 10pm in Punstock Road, Darwen, that day.

A police spokesman said: "Following extensive searches police have today (Wednesday) recovered a body from a reservoir close to Punstock Road.

"While formal identification has yet to be carried out the body is believed to be that of Mr Noone.

"His family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this time.

"We would like to thank everyone who assisted during the search for Luke.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be passed to the coroner."

Just before his disappearance, Luke had been to see his auntie and had left his bag with her, taking only a white Samsung tablet with him, but no charger.

On Monday officers released CCTV images of Mr Noone from the day he went missing.

Detectives also tried to trace a woman who may have spoken to Luke.

At around 10.30am on Sunday a woman told a mountain rescue volunteer she had spoken to a man matching Mr Noone’s description at the junction of Inverness Road and Manor Road in Darwen.

Call police on 101.