The search for a woman who was reportedly last seen entering the River Tees on New Year’s Eve has entered its tenth day.

Officers are continuing their search for missing 80-year-old Gloria Clarke who left her home in Eaglescliffe in the early hours on Sunday, December 31

Detective Chief Inspector Stu Hodgson has thanked the local community for their support in the search.

Divers from Northumbria Police assisted with the search las week, while officers continue riverbank walks with drones and dogs this week.

Mr Hodgson, who is leading the investigation, said: “I want to thank the local community for their continued support during our investigation to find Gloria.  It’s been an extremely difficult time for her family, friends and the wider community.

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“We continue to work alongside our partners at Cleveland Fire Brigade, Tees River Rescue, Tees River Trust and Stockton Borough Council whose expertise has been invaluable."

Officers are continuing to filter through debris removed from the river near to the bridge as part of the search

Boat searches carried by River Tees Rescue will recommence this week.