Woman's body found on beach at Sunderland

Police searching for a missing 70 year old woman, have found a body on a beach at Sunderland.

The police helicopter, specialist search teams and the RNLI were alerted last night, when a woman was reported missing from an address in South Shields.

A woman's body was discovered on the beach shortly before 7am this morning. It is believed that the death is not being treated as suspicious.