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Body found in search for missing Ferryhill man

Brian I’anson

[A] body has been found in the search for missing Ferryhill man, Brian I’anson.

The body was found in a wooded area in the Bracks Farm area of Bishop Auckland at around 5pm last night (Wednesday, October 4).

Police had been searching for 59-year-old Brian I’anson who was last seen at around 11.50am on September 14 walking along the A167 between Ferryhill and Chilton.

His son, Brian, who lives in the Consett area, made an appeal for information on Wednesday.

“Dad has lived in the area for many years so he is well known throughout the community,” he said.

“Dad is a very quiet man who keeps himself to himself. This is very out of character for him and we are desperate to know where he is.

“He likes to socialise in local clubs and pubs in Bishop Auckland and Ferryhill and does walk long distances, but always has a destination in mind.”

A spokesman for Durham Police said: “Formal identification has yet to take place, however it is believed to be the body of Mr I’anson. His family have been informed.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious, and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

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