Police searching for a missing Durham University student have recovered a body from the River Wear in Durham city centre.
Officers said the body was found this afternoon between Prebends Bridge and Framwellgate Bridge. A formal identification is yet to take place but the family of missing student Sope Peters have been informed.
Sope, 20, went was last seen leaving his flat in Highgate at around 11:30pm on October 29.
The mother of missing Sope Peters will be in Durham to help with the appeal to trace him. She has travelled from America to speak with police and journalists in the hope someone will come forward with information.
Northumbria Police has joined Durham Police to help search for a student from Durham University. Sope Peters has been missing for a week. Officers and divers are searching the River Wear area. Sope's parents are travelling from America.