Body found in River Tyne identified as missing man

Aidan Dickinson (2)
Aidan Dickinson.

A body has been found in the River Tyne and has been identified as missing man Aidan Dickinson.

At 6.47pm on Monday, August 29, police received a report that the body of a man had been found in the river near to Collingwood Terrace in Dunston, Gateshead.

Police and fire services attended.

Aidan had been reported to police as a missing person on Sunday, August 28.

He was last seen in Fontwell Drive in Bensham on Tuesday although he had not made contact with his family since Sunday, August 21.

The 21-year-old was from Gateshead.

His next of kin have been informed.

A report has been prepared for the coroner.

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