Tyne & Wear

Thomas Diggle: Body of missing 92-year-old found

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Image caption Thomas Diggle was last seen on the evening of 27 March

The body of a 92-year-old missing man has been found in a water transfer station in Northumberland.

Thomas Diggle was last seen at his sheltered accommodation in Corbridge, Northumberland, on 27 March.

Northumbria Police said a body found on Monday in water at the Northumbria Water transfer station in Riding Mill had been identified as Mr Diggle.

Police believe there was no third party involvement in his death and a report has been prepared for the coroner.

Mr Diggle's next of kin have been informed, police said.

Staff raised the alarm when he did not turn up for his morning coffee at Riverhill, an Abbeyfield house in Corbridge, on the morning of 28 March.

Sniffer dogs and search and rescue teams helped police and the local community in the search.

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