Police confirm they have found a body in relation to the search for Lucy Candlish

It has been confirmed that police have found a body following the disappearance of Lucy who had an argument with her friend over the phone.

A search had been underway to find Lucy, 19 who lived within the Blackhill area of Durham.

Local searches had been ongoing within the area for the last three days with members of the family and neighbours supporting in the search.

Durham Constabulary confirmed the news this evening that following a search for Lucy a body had been found.

located within a wooded area of Consett this lunchtime. A formal identification process has not yet taken place but they do believe it to be Lucy.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

The thoughts of Police Hour are with the family and friends of Lucy at this difficult time.