Body found in search for missing North Tyneside man James Prout


A body has been found in the search for a missing North Tyneside man who had not been seen by family and friends for more than a month.

Officers looking for James Prout made the discovery a short distance from his home on St Stephen's Way in Percy Main.

Five people who knew the 43-year-old - two men and three women - remain in police custody having been arrested on suspicion of his murder.

Mr Prout was reported missing on Good Friday but it emerged he had not been seen for weeks.