A BODY has been found in the search for a missing teenager.

Police were looking for 16-year-old Jake Wake after he went missing from Grangefield Park, in Stockton, on Wednesday.

Officers found a body this morning on the railway near to the town.

Although formal identification has not yet taken place, it is understood to be the missing teenager.

The youngster's family has been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. 

Detective Inspector Granville Sellers from the British Transport Police, said: “Jake’s family are utterly heartbroken by this upsetting news and we are doing everything we can to support them at this very difficult time. 

“I know all of his family are desperately seeking answers and we are continuing our work to understand exactly how he came to be on the tracks.”