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Human remains found on Lancashire beach identified as missing man, 27

Published 12/09/2015

Police said the death of Calum Terras was not suspicious.
Police said the death of Calum Terras was not suspicious.

Human body parts found on a Lancashire beach have been identified as belonging to a 27-year-old missing man.

Lancashire Constabulary confirmed that the remains found on a beach at Bispham on August 16 are those of Calum Terras.

Mr Terras who worked at the Blackpool Victoria Hospital as a ward clerk went missing from his Blackpool home in January this year.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

His brother Iain Terras said that he had suffered with depression and had tried to get help.

His family hope that his death will help raise awareness of mental illness in young men.

Mr Terras said: "Calum would find strengths in people and would encourage them to try and reach their goals in whatever it may be in life. Calum did try his hardest to seek help, even trying to admit himself to a mental health hospital.

"He truly was an amazing and kind, loving person. He would go out of his way to please anyone who crossed his path and would bend over backwards to make a small difference in people's lives."

He added that his brother did not have the chance to meet his nephew Archie who was born in May.

Paying tribute to "sweet natured" Calum, a family statement said: "We know he is now no longer suffering with his demons and hope in time that will give us some comfort. He gave 110% to try and help himself recover from his depression and he fought it as best he could.

"We hope that Calum's death will raise awareness of the suffering of lots of young men due to mental illnesses and that people fully realise that depression is like any other illness of the body, it's just that it affects a person's mind."

A file will now be passed to the coroner and an inquest opened.

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