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The police inspector who led the search for Mark Bushnell has said that his officers are thinking of the missing teacher’s family.
This comes as a body found near Blackhall Rocks on Saturday 22 March was formally identified as Mark Bushnell earlier today.
He was deputy headteacher at the Durham School in the city. He had been missing since Sunday 9 March.
– Chief Inspector Andy Huddleston, Durham Police
Our thoughts are with Mark's family at this extremely difficult time. Mark's wife, Joanna would like to thank all involved in the search for Mark for their efforts.”
Police officially identified a body found in Blackhall near Peterlee on Saturday 22 March as the missing Durham teacher Mark Bushnell.
He was deputy headteacher at Durham School in the city. He left the family home on Sunday 9 March to look for a laundrette.
Since then, there have been extensive searches of the Blackhall Rocks area led by Durham Police officers but with dozens of search and rescue volunteers in support.
The Coastguard and the British Transport Police were also called on to assist the search.
Police say a body found in Blackhall near Peterlee on Saturday is that of missing teacher Mark Bushnell.
Mark was reported missing from his home in Durham City on March 9. Mr Bushnell's body was discovered on the beach by a member of the public on March 22.
There are no suspicious circumstances.
– Chief Inspector Andy Huddleston
"Our thoughts are with Mark's family at this extremely difficult time. Mark's wife, Joanna would like to thank all involved in the search for Mark for their efforts."
Police searching for Mark Bushnell, say they believe a body found at Blackhall Rocks on Saturday is that of the missing Durham teacher.
– Chief Inspector Andy Huddleston
We are still in the process of formal identification procedures but do believe that the body found on Saturday morning is that of Mark and his family and colleagues been informed.
There is thought to be no third party involvement in his death and a file is being prepared for the coroner.
A body has been found on the County Durham coast, near to where a missing teacher was last seen.
Mark Bushnell, the Deputy Head of Durham School, was last seen near Blackhall Rocks earlier this month.
A formal identification is now being carried out.
Watch Frances Read's report:
Examinations are continuing on a body that has been discovered on the beach at Blackhall Rocks in County Durham.
The location is close to were missing teacher Mark Bushnell was last seen.
A forensic team has arrived on Blackhall Beach in County Durham where a body has been found.
The area is close to where missing Durham School teacher Mark Bushnell was last seen.
The body has not yet been formally identified.
Mr Bushnell's family have been informed.
Police searching for missing Durham teacher Mark Bushnell have been alerted by a to a report of a body on the beach close to where he was last seen.
Officers are currently at the scene close to Blackhall Rocks in Peterlee.
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