Murder arrest over missing Robert Hutchinson
- 16 July 2014
- From the section Tyne & Wear
Three men have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a Sunderland man.
Robert Hutchinson, 56, was last seen on 23 June in Hendon and was reported missing on 26 June after his family had not heard from him.
A 55-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following what police described as a "fast moving investigation".
Two men, 39 and 59, are also being held on suspicion of assisting an offender.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "It is crucial we now find out the full circumstances of what has happened and we are continuing to ask for witnesses to come forward."