THE body of a woman missing from Wallsend has been discovered near Consett earlier today.

Hannah Baker-Smith, 29, was last seen at about 4pm yesterday (Friday, December 1).

Formal identification is yet to take place, but her family have been informed.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “Specially-trained officers have spoken to Hannah’s family to offer support at this very sad and difficult time.”

A file will be prepared for the coroner in due course.