Body found in search for missing Northumberland man

The body of a Northumberland man who was reported missing at the weekend has been found.

Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 9:54 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 1:04 pm
News from Northumbria Police

At 2.30pm yesterday, police and fire and rescue services uncovered a body as part of a search operation in the Blaydon area.

It has since been identified as that of Craig Smith, who was 39 and from Ponteland.

Craig Smith.

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He was last seen near to Blaydon Rugby Club at around 11pm on Friday, September 30.

Mr Smith’s next of kin have been informed.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “A report has been prepared for the coroner. Our thoughts are with Craig’s family and friends at this very sad time.”

Craig Smith.