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Family given fresh hope after sighting of missing Leon

The body of Leon Clark was found in a burnt out portable building in Leiston, police have confirmed  Picture: DIANA FORDHAM

The body of Leon Clark was found in a burnt out portable building in Leiston, police have confirmed Picture: DIANA FORDHAM

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A family left distraught by the disappearance of their beloved son, Leon Clark, say they are reassured by fresh sightings of the 20-year-old.

Forensics services offices at the scene of the fire in Victory Road, Leiston Picture: ARCHANTForensics services offices at the scene of the fire in Victory Road, Leiston Picture: ARCHANT

Leon has not been since Monday when he left a friend’s house, however, his family are growing increasingly concerned for him after the discovery of a body in the burnt out remains of a portable building at Leiston Football Club.

• MORE: Body found at fire site in Leiston

His aunt Diana Fordham said the family contacted police on Thursday evening after hearing news of the body being found and admitted they had been extremely worried the two could be linked.

However, since we helped them appeal for information earlier today there have been possible sightings of Leon.

• MORE: Family appeal for missing Leon Clark to return home

Diana said: “There is a possible ray of hope. We have had a couple of possible sightings.

“It’s given his mum and dad their fight back.”

Police have been to visit the family and are taking their concerns seriously but are “keeping an open mind” until further information is available.

A post mortem is currently being help to discover more about the cause of death and the possible identity of the victim.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said: “A report was received yesterday evening, Thursday, February 7, regarding a missing person in Leiston.

“Officers attended and enquiries are continuing today, Friday 8 February.

“Police are continuing to keep an open mind regarding the identity of the body which was discovered on land adjoining Leiston Football Club in Victory Road at 3.37pm on Wednesday, February 6.”

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