A WOMAN’S body has been found in South Shields.
The body was found on the coast at Marsden today by police searching for missing South Tyneside woman Pauline Whitfield.
Mrs Whitfield has been missing since she left Mecca Bingo club, in South Shields, on Thursday evening at around 9.30pm.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said they were not yet in a position to identify the woman.
He said: “Police searching missing South Shields woman Pauline Whitfield have found a body.
“The body has not yet been identified.”
The find comes after police released CCTV images of Mrs Whitfield, 63, which were taken inside the bingo hall hours before she disappeared.