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Last Updated: Monday, 16 October 2006, 10:22 GMT 11:22 UK
Body found in missing man search
A body found in a Cumbrian wood has been identified as that of a County Durham man missing for a week.

Police and rescue teams began searching exposed woodland on the Durham Cumbria border after the car of Michael Bell, 40, was discovered at Tan Hill.

Mr Bell, a chef from Barnard Castle, was single and lived on a caravan park. He was last seen on 6 October.

A Durham Police spokesman said Mr Bell's body was found hanging from a tree in Ewebank wood on Sunday.

There are no suspicious circumstances and a post-mortem examination is expected to be held within days.

About 80 volunteer rescuers from Northumberland and North Yorkshire assisted in the search for Mr Bell.

The Tan Hill area is an exposed part of the Pennines, close to the border between Durham and Cumbria.

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