Police offer condolences to Ian's family

Durham Police said the body was recovered downstream from Page Bank Bridge.

A spokesman said:

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to Ian's family at this difficult period.

Durham Constabulary would also like to thank all those involved in the search for Ian and ask that the family is left in peace at this very sad time.

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Body found in river is missing Ian Bell

Police searching for Ian Bell from Sunnybrow, who fell into the River Wear in County Durham, have confirmed that they have found his body.