Body Found In Search For Missing Corbridge Man

16 April 2014, 05:09

A body's been found by police looking for missing Corbridge man Thomas Diggle.

Mr. Diggle was reported missing from his home in Corbridge on Thursday March 27th.

On Monday, April 14th, the body of a man was found in water at the Northumbria Water transfer station in Riding Mill in Hexham.

The body was recovered and has been identified as Mr Diggle.

His next of kin have been informed.

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

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UPDATED 29th March 2014, 9:45am

Police are becoming increasingly concerned about missing 92-year-old Thomas Diggle from Corbridge.

Mr. Diggle, of Abbeyfield House in Market Place has not been seen since 9.30pm on Thursday, March 27th.

He is described as white, 5 feet 9" tall, with thin grey hair and walks with a stoop.

He may have been wearing a flat cap, dark coloured long wool coat and a walking stick.

Northumberland Superintendent Steve Howes said:
"It's now been two days since Mr Diggle was last seen, and we are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

He is an elderly man, and given the current weather conditions it is concerning. We know he can't walk that far and walks with a stoop and we believe he had a walking stick with him. He may have been wearing a flat cap and dark coloured long wool coat.

Extensive enquiries are being carried out to trace him, if anyone has seen him or knows where he is we would urge them to get in contact with us.

Likewise, we would like to hear from anyone who knows him and can help us with information about his daily routine or the places he often visits.

Any information could prove crucial in helping us find him."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 431 of 28/03/14. 

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