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Family of David Welsh informed after body found in River Tees

David Welsh

Police were called at around 8am this morning, Wednesday 6th April, to a report of a body found in the River Tees in Stockton, close to the Watersports Centre.

Whilst no formal identification has taken place yet, the family of missing David Welsh are aware and are being supported by police.

61-year-old David was last seen walking past the Castlegate Shopping Centre car park, Stockton, just before 8pm on Tuesday 8th December 2015. He was heading in the direction of the A1305 Riverside Road.

North East rivers to receive fish stock boost

Fisheries officers will be stocking the Rivers Tees and Wear today, as part of the Environment Agency's plans to to develop and restore rivers in the region.

Thousands of Chub, Dace, Roach, Crucian Carp, Tench, Rudd and Bream will be introduced to the River Tees at Low Conniscliffe and Darlington, and to the River Wear at Maiden Castle.

Roach is one of the species being being added to fish stocks in the region Credit: Chris Ison/PA Archive

Six stillwater fisheries in the region will also be stocked with 15,000 Roach, Rudd, Bream, Tench and Crucian Carp to help improve angling.

The Environment Agency releases fish into waterways annually, using data from national fish surveys to identify areas where there are problems with breeding and survival.

Cool summers on the Rivers Wear and Tees have made it more difficult for fish to survive, so the introduction of new stock will help boost dwindling populations.

The fish come from the Environment Agency's fish farm at Calverton in Nottinghamshire, where between 350,000 and 500,000 fish are bred to stock rivers each year.


Newcastle man missing in River Tees

Police say a 36 year old Newcastle man is missing in the River Tees tonight.

Members of the public saw a man in difficulty at the area of Low Force and the Wynch Bridge near Middleton-Teesdale at three thirty this afternoon (May 28).

Police, fire and rescue and the mountain rescue team are continuing to search the river.

Police say the search is difficult and dangerous and have asked the public not to get involved.

Flood Alert issued for Upper River Tees

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Upper River Tees.

Flooding is possible for low lying land in the Tees Valley, including Teesdale Way footpath at Croft overnight tonight, Friday 9th January, and early tomorrow morning. Low lying land and roads will be affected first.

We are currently in a period of very unsettled weather. Heavy rainfall this afternoon and evening (Friday 9th January 2015) has caused the level of the Upper River Tees to begin to rise at Middleton and Barnard Castle.

More heavy rainfall is expected overnight and into tomorrow morning (Saturday 10th January 2015). This Flood Alert has been issued as a precaution as river levels have begun to respond and are predicted to continue rising steadily through the night. The river levels are predicted to peak between 7.30 and 9am tomorrow morning and are then expected to fall gradually throughout Saturday.

– Environment Agency
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