Search of the River Tees continues for missing 80-year-old Gloria Clarke
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Detective Chief Inspector Stu Hodgson has thanked the local community for their support, as the search of the River Tees continues ten days after missing 80-year-old Gloria Clarke was last seen.
Gloria left her home in Eaglescliffe in the early hours of Sunday 31 December, New Year’s Eve.
The search has concentrated on the River Tees since CCTV footage showed a woman matching Gloria’s appearance entering the river.
Last week, divers from Northumbria Police assisted with the search of an area of the river.
This week officers are continuing riverbank walks with drones and dogs, as they filter through debris removed from the river near to the bridge.
Boat searches carried by River Tees Rescue will recommence this week.
Detective Chief Inspector Stu Hodgson, who is leading the investigation, said: “I want to thank the local community for their continued support during our investigation to find Gloria. It’s been an extremely difficult time for her family, friends and the wider community.
“We continue to work alongside our partners at Cleveland Fire Brigade, Tees River Rescue, Tees River Trust and Stockton Borough Council whose expertise has been invaluable."