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Police have identified the body found on the coast at Marsden in South Shields as Pauline Whitfield.
The 63-year-old was from the town. Her body was discovered yesterday, September 5.
She had not been seen since last Thursday evening when she failed to return home after going to the Mecca Bingo in the town.
Police searching for missing South Shields woman Pauline Whitfield have found a body on the coast at Marsden in South Shields.
The body has not yet been formally identified but it is believed to be that of the missing 63-year-old.
Her family have been informed.
Police in South Shields are investigating the disappearance of a 63-year-old woman.
Pauline Whitfield was last seen at about 9.30 on Thursday evening.
She was reported missing the next morning when she did not return home from the nearby Mecca Bingo on Dean Road.
Her family say her disappearance is totally out of character.
Watch the full report from Richard Wilson below.
Police are searching for a woman from South Shields.
63-year-old Pauline Whitfield was reported missing on Friday after she failed to return home from bingo the evening before.
Watch the lunchtime report from Richard Wilson below.
Police are appealing for information about a missing woman from South Shields. Pauline Whitfield, 63, was reported missing on 30th August. She had gone to the Mecca Bingo and not returned home. Officers are looking at CCTV and asking anyone with any information to call Northumbria Police on 101.
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Police searching for missing South Shields woman Pauline Whitfield have released CCTV images of the last time she was seen.