Body found in search for missing Northumberland man

Walter Hutton
Walter Hutton

Police searching for a missing Northumberland man have found a body.

Walter Hutton, 74, had been reported missing on Saturday from the Greenhead area.

A body was located just after midday on Sunday.

Northumbria Police and partner agencies including several mountain rescue teams, a swiftwater rescue team from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service and two Search And Rescue Dog Association England teams were involved in the search.

Northumbria Police tweeted: ‘Police searching for missing Northumberland man Walter Hutton, 74, have sadly located a body. Chief Superintendent @NPJaniceHuttonChief would like to thank partner agencies and the public who helped with our search. Our thoughts are with Walter’s family at this difficult time.’

Ch Supt Hutton added on Twitter: ‘Thank you to the local community of Greenhead for supporting us in the search for Walter this weekend.’