Body found in river

22 Jan 2015 23:00 PM

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Police searching for missing a Gateshead man have found a body.

At 4pm, on Thursday, January 22, police received a report from a member of the public that a man's body could be seen in the River Tyne, Dunston, Gateshead.

Officers attended the scene and the body was recovered.

Enquiries are ongoing to formally identify the man.

The discovery follows reports of a man falling into the river from the Redheugh Bridge on December 17.

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