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The family of missing American student Sope Peters has been told that a body has been found in the River Wear.
No formal identification will take place until later this week.
The Durham university student went missing in October after a night out with friends and searches were conducted across the city.
Frances Read reports.
Police have thanked emergency services who helped recover a body discovered in the River Wear. Officers were called to the area between Prebends Bridge and Framwellgate Bridge in Durham City.
No formal identification has taken place, however the family of missing Durham University student Sope Peters were informed of the development. There are no suspicious circumstances.
– Chief Insp Andy Huddleston
“I would like to express my thanks to colleagues in the other emergency services who helped in the operation yesterday. "Throughout the time Sope has been missing, we have also had tremendous support from other agencies in the searches carried out both in the water and along the riverbank, and his fellow students covered the city with posters appealing for information.”
Police have recovered a body from the River Wear close to where officers have been searching for a missing university student.
Sope Peters, 20, was last seen at around 11:30pm on October 29 while on a night out in Durham. The body hasn't yet been formally identified.
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.
A woman has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after a collision involving two cars near Barnard Castle.
It happened yesterday afternoon on the A67. The 37-year-old was airlifted to The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. Two other people were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
The A1046 Port Clarence Road in County Durham is closed due to flooding between the A178 Seaton Carew Road and Clarence Street.
A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital with serious back and head injuries after colliding with a farm trailer in Crook, County Durham. The Great North Air Ambulance said he was male, and aged 46.
Police have charged a County Durham man in connection with a series of robberies across the north of England and Scotland.
Brian Thexton, 37, from Bishop Auckland, has been charged with two offences of conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit burglary, conspiracy to conceal criminal property, aggravated vehicle taking, driving without insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.
He is due to appear at Gateshead Magistrates' Court at 10am.
Police in Cumbria have arrested one of the UK’s most wanted fugitives.
Brian Thexton, 37, from County Durham, was arrested shortly before 8 pm on Tuesday (November 26) near Kirkby Stephen.
Thexton was recently named by the National Crime Agency as one of the country’s Most Wanted fugitives.
Detective Superintendent Andrew Slattery said: “Detectives from Cumbria Constabulary have worked hard with other police forces in the North of England over recent weeks to track down and arrest Thexton.
“We would like to thank the community of North Cumbria for their support and can assure them that our county is not and will not become a safe haven for organised criminals.”