Missing man Alex Byers - Update

06 Dec 2016 15:24 PM

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Police searching for missing Gosforth man Alex Byers believe he may have gone into the River Tyne.

At 4am on Thursday, December 1, officers received a report of a man had fallen from the Tyne Bridge into the River Tyne.

An immediate search was carried out of the river, however no one was found.

Subsequent CCTV enquiries in the area around the bridge lead officers to believe that the man was Alex Byers.

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

Searches of the river will continue in the coming weeks.


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