POLICE have said a body found in the River Tyne yesterday (Wednesday, June 26) is believed to be that of a student who was reported missing in May.

The body was found near the Millennium Bridge in Newcastle.

Jason Fyles, 19, vanished after a night out with pals in May. 

The Newcastle University student posted a message on his Twitter account after leaving a friend’s house during the early hours of the morning, tweeting: “I find it really sad that everyone that I tried to held from from just. Turned. Their Back.”

His family, parents Ian and Caroline, brother Shaun and sister Kimberley, travelled to Newcastle from their hometown of Southport on Merseyside, to search for him.

The teenager moved to Tyneside nine months ago to study town planning, and had been staying in Newcastle hall of residence at Bowsden Court in South Gosforth.

Newcastle Superintendent Andy McDyer said: "Our thoughts are with Jason's family and friends at this very difficult time."

The body has not yet been formally identified.

An inquest will be held in due course.