A body has been found by police searching for missing 15-year-old Seesha Dack.
The teenager was last seen with friends at the Fish Quay in North Shields at around 7pm on Sunday.
Northumbria Police said they found a body, believed to be the missing teenager’s, near Tanners Bank in North Shields on Tuesday evening.
Superintendent Barrie Joisce said: “This is an extremely sad conclusion to an extensive investigation.
“Specialist officers are currently supporting Seesha’s family during this incredibly difficult time and our thoughts are with them.
“I want to thank everyone who helped in our search by sharing our appeals, searching the area and those who have phoned us with possible sightings.
“We will continue to carry out enquiries to establish the circumstances around the death but at this stage we do not believe there to be any third party involvement.”
Superintendent Craig Metcalfe earlier said it was not thought that foul play was involved.
He described her as a “home bird” who was not known for leaving North Tyneside and had never gone missing before.
Among the areas searched for her were the River Tyne and derelict outbuildings.