Family of missing Wayne Newton informed after body found in Middlesbrough

A BODY was found in a wooded area in Teesside at lunch time today.

Police say the body of a man was found in an area near Baldoon Sands, in Acklam, Middlesbrough, at about 12.55pm.

Formal identification is yet to take place but officers have informed the family of missing 41-year-old Wayne Newton.

Mr Newton has been missing since Saturday, October 24.

Extensive searches have been underway in the Middlesbrough area. 

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said officers were treating the death as unexplained at this time. 

They said: “Officers are treating the death as unexplained at this time. Whilst no formal identification has yet taken place, officers have informed the family of missing 41-year-old Wayne Newton and they are being supported by specially trained officers.

“A police presence remains at the scene whilst enquiries continue.”

The Northern Echo | Teesside