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Missing man may have been spotted on TV

Could this be missing Craig Hetherington? Photo: BBC

A woman whose son went missing in 2003 believes she has seen him in the background of a weather forecast on television.

Craig Hetherington was 23-years-old when he went missing almost a decade ago. He was last seen outside a pub in Middlesbrough, Cleveland.

During a recent weather forecast aired on the BBC Breakfast programme a short clip of flooding in the centre of Leeds was shown. The footage was seen by Craig's mother who believes a man wearing a pink T-shirt in the clip has a very similar appearance to her son and may have been him.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said:

"Craig Hetherington was last seen in Middlesbrough on Saturday 22nd February at around 1am outside the Cornerhouse Public House on Albert Road at the junction with Zetland Road. There has been no trace of him since. Craig was 23 years old when he was reported missing and would be 32 in April 2012."

The clip was taken in Leeds in June 2007 during the floods in the city centre. Police are urging any of the three men to come forward and speak to them in relation to the enquiry.