POLICE are searching the River Tees in Stockton after a man was seen entering the water early this morning.

At around 6am this morning the man was seen going into the river from Victoria Bridge in Stockton.

Cleveland Police began an immediate search and are continuing their searches throughout today with the help of specially trained divers.

A police spokesman said that officers know the identity of the man and are providing support to the family while investigations continue.

There will be an ongoing police presence in the area while searches continue.