Body found in River Tyne believed to missing woman

A body recovered from the Rive Tyne is believed to be that of a woman who has been missing from her home for more than a month.
Margaret MacDermott.Margaret MacDermott.
Margaret MacDermott.

Northumbria Police officers say the discovery was made just before 12.25pm today following a report that a body had been seen.

Although not yet formally identified the force believe it is missing woman Margaret MacDermott.

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Margaret, who was 50 and from Bolbec Road in Fenham, was reported missing to police on Saturday, February 13.

Margaret's family have been informed and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time."