THE body of a woman has been found at the foot of cliffs in South Shields.
Police searching for a missing woman recovered the body at 11.10am today.
She was found near the cliffs at Marsden Grotto.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “The body is in the process of being recovered and police are currently working to identify the woman and inform her next of kin.”
Sunderland Coastguard and South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade were assisting police in the recovery of the body.