Tyne & Wear

River body believed to be missing student Jason Fyles

CCTV image of Jason Fyles
Image caption Jason Fyles was last seen on 16 May

A body found in the River Tyne is believed to be that of a missing Newcastle University student.

Jason Fyles was last seen in the Sandyford area of Newcastle early on 16 May after a night out with friends.

His disappearance was said to be out of character and his family appealed for the 19-year-old to get in touch.

The body found near the Millennium Bridge has not yet been formally identified, but police have confirmed they believe it to be Mr Fyles.

After he went missing Northumbria Police released CCTV images of the student, who was originally from Southport in Merseyside.

A police spokesman said: "Our thoughts are with Jason's family and friends at this very difficult time."

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