Body found in River Wear

Police have found a man's body in the River Wear. At 7:35 on Saturday November 2nd police received a report that a man's body had been found on the banks of the River Wear at Sunderland's Fish Quay, near Low Street.

Officers and the RNLI attended and the body was recovered and taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital. Northumbria Police say enquiries are now taking place to establish the identity of the man and the cause of death.

The discovery comes as police continue to search the River Wear in Durham for missing student Sope Peters.