Live updates

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."


27 turbines makes Teesside wind generation site biggest in North East

A wind turbine generating electricity in the North East Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The offshore wind farm operating off the Teesside coast has 27 turbines making it by far the biggest such site in the North East.

But it is dwarfed by the London Array with 175 turbines.

There are more than 20 such sites of varying sizes along the UK coast line.

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 ?

Life in prison for beating friend to death with a hammer

A man has been sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum of 17 years, after beating his friend to death with a claw hammer and leaving his body in a shallow grave in woodland near Darlington.

Daniel Dodsworth admitted killing his friend but said it had been in self-defence

Daniel Dodsworth, 29, told police he had been acting in self-defence, because he said his friend Alan Youngson, 25, had threatened to kill him with a kitchen knife.

However, a jury at Teesside Crown Court took less than two hours to reject that defence and find him guilty of murder.

Load more updates


Today's top stories