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Body found in search for missing Wearside man David Bennett

David Bennett Photo: Northumbria Police

Police searching for missing Wearside man David Bennett say they have sadly found a body. David Bennett who was 30 was reported missing on Tuesday August 21st and enquiries have been ongoing to locate him.

Police appealed for help from the public to locate him but yesterday (September 15) officers found a body. Formal identification is yet to take place but police believe it to be David.

Northumbria Police say officers are supporting his friends and family at what is an incredibly difficult time.

There is not believed to be any third party involvement and a report has now been prepared for the coroner.

Posting on Facebook on Sunday Mr Bennett's mother Carol wrote:

Yesterday was the worst day of my life. Police have found a body and he matched my beautiful son. We are waiting for DNA results. Thanks for the support and help. My heart has truly broken.

– Carol Bennett