Police have been comforting the family of Lewis Penfold-Roche after a body has been found in Stockton River near the Tees Barrage, police have confirmed.

Police officers received a call at 3.20pm alerting them to a body being found.

No formal identification has been carried out but the family of missing 18-year-old Lewis Penfold-Roche have been informed.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Water Rescue Unit

They are continuing to be supported by specialist officers.

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A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: "Officers today (Monday 11th March) received a call around 3:20pm after the body of a man was sadly found in the river near to Tees Barrage in Stockton.

"Whilst no formal identification has yet taken place, the family of missing 18-year-old Lewis Penfold-Roche from Billingham have been informed and continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

"Our thoughts remain with them at this extremely difficult time."