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Missing Middlesbrough man, Stephen Smith

Police are concerned for a missing man from Middlesbrough.

52-year-old Stephen Smith from Fullbeck Road was last seen at 11am today (April 17) but was in contact with his family at 5.00pm.

He may have taken several different medications and he complained of a stomach ache when he contacted his family.

Matthew Jordan: Teesside University tribute

Matthew's friends released this photo of him, which was taken during his trip to the Lake District.

Teesside University has paid tribute to their student Matthew Jordan, whose body was found in Lake Windermere on April 15.

It says whole university community is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of the school of social sciences & law student, who went missing on March 27.

Dr Mark Simpson, Dean of the School of Social Sciences & Law, said:

"Matthew came to us from sixth form having made a firm decision to study criminology, as his ambition was to be a member of the police force.

"He was well liked and was described by tutors as being extremely mature in his approach and popular in the group.

"Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with his family and friends at this tragic time and we want to extend that support to students and the wider university community."


Matthew Jordan's family thank search volunteers

The family of a Teesside student, whose body was recovered from Windermere, has issued a statement thanking everyone who helped to search for him during the nearly three weeks he was missing.

Read more: Body recovered from lake confirmed as missing Matthew Jordan

“We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone for all of your support and kind words and actions in trying to help us to find Matthew.

“For those of you that knew him, it represents what a fantastic, friendly and humorous person he was.

" For those of you who didn’t know him, yet still put a lot of your time and effort into searching for him, it shows that people in your community do care, are selfless, and have a wonderful team spirit. You have been truly fantastic and we feel part of the community now.

“Thank you to all who have searched both professionally and personally, with special thanks to Mountain Rescue, lake search teams, Dan and the volunteer group, and thanks to Low Wood Hotel for their kind hospitality.

“Everyone has been a great tower of strength to us over the past few difficult weeks. You all took Matthew to your hearts and made it your mission to find him. Without all of your help we would have been lost.

“We found you Matthew, we love you dearly and are taking you home to be at peace.”

– Matthew Jordan's family

Tributes paid to Middlesbrough student Matthew Jordan

Tributes have been paid to Middlesbrough student Matthew Jordan, after his body was found at Windermere this morning.

He hadn't been seen since he left a pub in Bowness on Windermere after a night out with friends on March 27.

His former criminology tutor at Teesside University and the South Lakes MP are among those paying tribute to the 20-year-old.


So sad to hear the news of our criminology student, Matthew Jordan. Heartbreaking for his family, friends and all who knew him. God bless.x


My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Matthew Jordan who has been found today at Lake Windermere. Taken much too soon.


A life took to early, Rest in peace Matthew Jordan..What a guy! You will be sadly missed by many people ?


Police thank volunteers who searched for Matthew

Cumbria Police have thanked the many volunteers who helped to search for missing Matthew Jordan, 20, from Middlesbrough, who disappeared during a trip to the Lake District more than two weeks ago.

Matthew Jordan went missing after a night out with friends at Bowness-on-Windermere on 27th March. His body was recovered from the water this morning.

“Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family at this tragic time.

“The response in helping to search for Matthew was tremendous. We cannot thank everyone, from family, friends to members of the public, the local community, and partner agencies, enough for their help and assistance.

“We continue to support the family at this very difficult time.”

– Detective Inspector Furzana Nazir, Cumbria Police
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