Body found in hunt for missing man

Police searching for a missing pensioner have found a body in a field.

By Gavin Ledwith, Digital Specialist
Tuesday, 02 April, 2019, 17:54
A body has been discovered in a field during a search for a missing man.

The discovery was made in Shincliffe, near Durham City, shortly before 1.30pm on Monday afternoon.

While formal identification has still to take place, officers believe the body to be missing David Jolly, 74, from Kirk Merrington, near Spennymoor.

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"Police are not treating the death as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner."