Body find on beach

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A BODY found on the beach at Roker yesterday morning is believed to be that of a missing South Shields pensioner.

Police and RNLI volunteers spent an hour searching the Wear between Deptford and Sunderland Marina after reports the 70-year-old woman had gone missing on Wednesday night.

A police spokeswoman confirmed today the body was believed to be that of the missing woman and the death was not being treated as suspicious.