The family of missing Daniel Moir has made the following statement after his body was found in the River Wear.
"We want to thank our family, friends and neighbours for their love and support. We also wish to thank Northumbria Police for their commitment and efforts in trying to find Daniel and the help and support of police officers. Please respect our privacy now as we deal with our loss."
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