A BODY has been found in the search for a missing man from County Durham.

Michael Byrne had been reported as missing from Consett.

The 53-year-old had been last seen at about 11.30am on Saturday.

Police confirmed this afternoon that a body had been found in the search.

His death is not being treated as suspicious. 

A spokesperson for Durham Police said: "The death is not being treated as suspicious, and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

"Our thoughts are with Michael’s friends and family, and we'd like to thank everyone who assisted in the search."

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