Police searching for missing Gateshead mother find a body

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Police searching for missing mother-of-four Sorrelle Bamford have found a body they believe may be hers.

A JustGiving page set up to support her family said the 38-year-old had been identified by her loved ones.

Ms Bamford, from Gateshead, was reported missing just before 10am on Tuesday, and was last seen at an address in Chesters Gardens in the village of Crawcrook.

Searches were carried out in Crawcrook and in Wylam, and on Thursday afternoon a woman’s body was found near the River Tyne in Wylam.

“Although formal identification is yet to take place, we do believe that the woman may be Sorrelle,” said Superintendent Peter Bent from Northumbria Police.

“This is awful news for her family and we will continue to support them at this difficult time.”

The JustGiving page said Ms Bamford had “experienced mental health issues” and had “battled hard with the issues she faced”.

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It added that her body had been “identified by her family”.

A presence will be maintained close to where the body was discovered as detectives continue their enquiries.

:: Anyone experiencing difficulties can contact Samaritans UK on 116 123, or by emailing jo@samaritans.org


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