Body found in river believed to be missing student

Police believe a body found in the River Tyne is that of missing Newcastle University student, Jason Fyles. The 19-year-old was last seen in the Sandyford area of Newcastle after a night out on Thursday May 16th.

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Police attempt to trace man who helped missing teen

Police searching for a missing teenager have renewed their appeal to trace a man who helped him on the night of his disappearance.

Jason Fyles, 19, was last seen at an address on Helmsley Road in Sandyford, Newcastle over a week ago. Whilst on his way to visit friends after a night out in the city centre, he was given directions by a man at around 2:25am.

Superintendent Andy McDyer, from Northumbria Police said:

"We still need to speak to the man who helped Jason and I would urge him to contact us as soon as possible."

– Superintendent Andy McDyer, Northumbria Police

The man is described as being around 20 years old, 5ft 8" tall, of stocky build, with short light blond or ginger hair and a pale complexion.

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