POLICE have confirmed a body found at the weekend is that of missing Durham School deputy headteacher Mark Bushnell.

Mr Bushnell, a 50-year-old married, father-of-three, was reported missing from his Durham City home on Sunday, March 9.

His body was discovered on the beach at Blackhall, east Durham, on Saturday, March 22.

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Police say there are no suspicious circumstances and their thoughts are with Mr Bushnell’s family.