Body found in search for missing Gateshead man Stewart Liddell

A body has been found near Chopwell Woods in the search for missing Gateshead man Stewart Liddell.

Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 8:49 am
Northumbria Police has found a body in the search.

The 69-year-old was reported missing on Tuesday, March 31, after he did not return from his morning walk.

Stewart was last seen leaving his home in Rowlands Gill at around 11am.

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Officers have now confirmed that a body, believed to be Stewart, has been discovered in the area of Chopwell Woods.

A formal identification is yet to take place. Stewart’s family have been informed.

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: “We do not believe there to be any third-party involvement in the death and a report will now be prepared for the coroner.

“Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal and we are sad that we couldn't bring you some more positive news.”