Police find body of missing businessman Peter Jackson at Housesteads in Northumberland

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A missing man from Seaham has been found dead at a North East beauty spot weeks after he was last seen alive.

Police have confirmed that a body found in a wooded area of Northumberland is that of missing Peter Jackson, a professional at Castle Eden Golf Club.

A dog walker found the body of the 38-year-old in woods near the Housesteads Roman fort site, north of Haltwhistle, on Sunday.

The dad of two had not been seen since going missing on Monday, November 11, after he left his Weybourne Lea home at 8.20am to set off for work at the club.

Durham Police today confirmed that the body found was that of Mr Jackson.

The body was found at about 3.50pm on Sunday.

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, and the coroner has been informed.

Assistant chief constable Dave Orford, the officer leading the search, said: “Officers have been with Peter’s family since the moment he went missing, and we would like to express our sincere sorrow now that we have confirmed he has been found.”

A region-wide search was launched after Mr Jackson went missing three weeks ago.

His wife Alexis, a 36-year-old nanny, issued a heartfelt plea for her husband to return, and police officers had become increasingly worried for his welfare as friends and family said his disappearance was out of character.

The search moved to Northumberland nine days after he vanished following the discovery of Mr Jackson’s Ford Focus C-Max car at the car park at the Cawfield Quarry and picnic area near Hadrian’s Wall, north of Haltwhistle.

His body was discovered just over five miles from where his car turned up.

A spokesman for Castle Eden Golf Club said members there were trying to come to terms with the tragedy and would be issuing a statement at a later date.