Police officers investigating the disappearance of 80-year-old Gloria Clarke are concluding the fifth day of their search.
Officers have been searching for Gloria since she was reported missing on Sunday 31 December 2023, concentrating on the River Tees due to CCTV footage showing a woman matching her description entering the river that morning.
Diving teams from Northumbria Police are assisting with the search of specific areas of the river today and tomorrow, whilst officers search the riverbank on foot and with drones.
We echo our previous message that the river is particularly deep at the moment and extremely fast flowing due to recent weather. We would ask informal search parties to stand down due to these hazardous conditions around the riverbank.