Body found in search for missing County Durham teacher

Durham Police say a body has been found in the search for missing teacher, Darren Blyth. Credit: Family Photo

Durham Police say a body has been found in the search for missing teacher, Darren Blyth.

The body of a man was recovered from the Hawthorn area on the evening of April 25th. Formal identification has yet to take place, but police believe the body is that of the 55 year old.

Darren’s family has been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers from Durham Constabulary.

The death is not being treated as suspicious, and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

Durham Police added that they are offering their 'sincere condolences to Darren’s family at this difficult time'.

The school where Darren Blyth taught has paid tribute to a 'popular and passionate teacher' and father-of-two.

Stokesley School has described him as a great teacher, who praised effort above ability, and has left an indelible mark. 

55-year-old Darren Blyth disappeared on April the 15th, sparking a large-scale search.