POLICE have found a body in the River Tees following reports that a man had entered the water from a Stockton bridge.

Cleveland officers and specialist divers launched a search around Victoria Bridge over the Tees in Stockton on Saturday.

It had been reported that a man had been seen entering the river at about 6am.

Sadly, police have since confirmed that they have found a body.

A spokesman said: "His family has been informed and is receiving support from officers. 

"The death is not being treated as suspicious."