Cleveland Police say that missing Northern Echo reporter Neil Hunter has been found safe and well in the Northumberland area.
The force says it thanks members of the public and media for their assistance.
Police are increasingly concerned for the safety of a Northern Echo journalist who has gone missing.
43-year-old Neil Hunter from Hartlepool was last seen at around 5pm on Wednesday in Seaton Carew.
Mr Hunter is well known as a court reporter, and previously worked for the Hartlepool Mail.
He is described as: 5ft 10 inches tall, slim build, with dark cropped hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing dark baggy trousers and a dark T-shirt.
Cleveland Police say he may have been carrying a rucksack, wearing a puffa style jacket and possibly wearing glasses.
It is understood to be out of character for Mr Hunter to go missing.
Anyone who knows of his whereabouts should call police on the non-emergency number 101.
Volunteers looking for missing Teesside student Matthew Jordan are pleading for people to keep searching for him. The 20 year old disappeared in the Lake District more than 2 weeks ago. Volunteers from Cumbria and Teesside have been working together to try and find him.
Volunteer search teams who're looking for a missing Teesside student are pleading for more people to come and help them. 20 year old Matthew Jordan, who's from Middlesbrough, vanished in the Lake District more than 2 weeks ago.
Now teams want extra volunteers, who live in and around Bowness on Windermere, to assist those who have come over from Teesside.
Search volunteers say they'll keep looking for a Teesside student who's been missing in the Lake District for more than 2 weeks. 20 year old Matthew Jordan, from Middlesbrough, was last seen leaving a pub during a visit to Bowness on Windermere.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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