Police find body in search for missing Ferryhill man

Darren John Lawler
Darren John Lawler
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Police looking for a missing County Durham man have found a body.

Darren Lawler has been missing from his home in Ferryhill since June.

The 31-year-old left the home in Blandford Street he shared with girlfriend Ashley Clarke and their three-month-old baby saying he was going to stay with his father in the Wheatley Hill area - but never arrived.

The body of a man, believed to be Mr Lawler, has been found at a property in Bessemer Street in Ferryhill.

Formal identification has yet to take place, but his family has been informed.

The death is being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem will take place later today.