Recovered Body Confirmed As Missing POlice Officer

Cumbria Police have confirmed that a body found on Tuesday was that of a missing police officer.

Police searching for Detective Sergeant George Atkinson, recovered his body in the Cogra Moss area.

Mr Atkinson was 46 years old from Springbank, Whitehaven. He was employed as a Detective Sergeant at Cumbria Constabulary, based in west Cumbria.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

ACC Darren Martland from Cumbria Constabulary said: "George joined Cumbria Constabulary in December 2003, and was based in West CID at the time of his death. His colleagues are being supported during this difficult time, and specially trained officers are working with his family. Our thoughts and sympathies are with those who knew him."


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