Missing man found dead

Missing man Martin Fletcher, who has not been seen since Friday.

Missing man Martin Fletcher, who has not been seen since Friday.

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THE body of a missing man has been found.

Concerns had grown for the whereabouts of Martin Fletcher, 44, as he had not been seen since he left his home in Weardale Crescent, Billingham, on Friday afternoon.

Cleveland Police were called to reports of a sudden death at an area near Durham Road, in Stockton, at 11.30am yesterday.

The body has been confirmed as that of Mr Fletcher.

His death is not thought to be suspicious.

Police had appealed for help in finding Mr Fletcher and said it was out of character for him to go missing.

A Cleveland Police spokesman said: “Police searching for missing man Martin Fletcher have found his body. The death is not being treated as suspicious.”