Man's body found after police search of Silksworth lakes

A man's body has been found after a search of lakes at Silksworth Sports Complex.

Monday, 17th September 2018, 09:56 am
Updated Monday, 17th September 2018, 11:02 am

The Echo reported yesterday that officers had been combing the area.

Now a Northumbria Police spokesman has confirmed a man's body was found during the search. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

A man's body has been found after a search of lakes at Silksworth Sports Complex

“At 8.30am yesterday (Sunday), police received a report of concern for a male near Silksworth Sport Complex, on Silksworth Lane, Sunderland," said the spokesman.

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"Officers attended and the body of a male was found.

"There is not believed to be any third party involvement and a report will now be prepared for the coroner."

The tragic find is the second on Wearside in two days.

Oficers searched the area yesterday morning

Police discovered a body which is believed to be that of missing Shiney Row man David Bennett on Saturday.

Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious