A BODY has been found in the search for a man who went missing on Friday.

Police officers had been searching for 45-year-old Gary Etchells, from Stockton, after he went missing at about lunchtime on Friday.

Officers said they found a body yesterday evening.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: "Whilst the man has not yet been formally identified, Gary Etchell’s family have been informed and they are being supported by specialist officers.

"The death is not currently being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.

"Our thoughts remain with the man’s family and friends at this difficult time."