THE body of a 15-year-old boy has been found in woodland.
Emergency services were called and rushed to the woods in Hartlepool on Sunday night.
Officers arrived on the scene at 8pm and a spokesman today confirmed a body was found.
His family has been notified and officers are supporting them.
The force said: "Our thoughts and sympathies remain with them."
There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a file will be prepared for the coroner.
A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 8.19pm on Sunday, May 24 to an incident on Tremaine Close, Hartlepool.
"We dispatched a double crewed ambulance, a specialist paramedic, a clinical care manager and a doctor from the Great North Air Ambulance."
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