Police find body in hunt for 15-year-old girl who had not been seen since going missing on Sunday


Police find body in hunt for 15-year-old girl who had not been seen since going missing on Sunday

  • Seesha Dack last seen at Fish Quay in North Shields, North Tyneside, on Sunday
  • The 15-year-old was separated from two friends after being seen in Saville Street
  • Police shared ‘incredibly sad news’ after a body was found near Tanners Bank 

Police searching for a 15-year-old girl who had not been seen since Sunday say they have found a body. 

Seesha Dack vanished while out seeing friends at Fish Quay, in North Shields, North Tyneside, on Sunday evening.

Police launched a search for the missing teenager and were seen scouring a disused warehouse near to where she went missing.

Seesha’s mother Victoria Dack, 33, had launched a desperate appeal to get her ‘baby girl home safe’. 

Northumbria Police revealed this evening that the body of a female was found near Tanners Bank in North Shields. 

Police launched an appeal to help find the missing teenager - but announced they had discovered a body on tuesday

Seesha Dack was last sighted at the Fish Quay, in North Shields, North Tyneside, on Sunday evening. On Tuesday evening they announced a body had been discovered near Tanners Bank in North Shields

Officers believe it is Seesha’s body, but formal identification is still due to take place.  

Superintendent Barrie Joisce, of Northumbria Police, said: ‘This is an extremely sad conclusion to an extensive investigation.

‘Specialist officers are currently supporting Seesha’s family during this incredibly difficult time and our thoughts are with them.

‘I want to thank everyone who helped in our search by sharing our appeals, searching the area and those who have phoned us with possible sightings.

‘We will continue to carry out enquiries to establish the circumstances around the death but at this stage we do not believe there to be any third party involvement.”

Once formal identification has been completed a report will be prepared for the coroner.

Police have today been seen searching for Seesha Dack who has not been seen since Sunday

Police have today been seen searching for Seesha Dack who has not been seen since Sunday

A police helicopter has today been seen circling the area where Seesha went missing, as part of the search

A police helicopter has today been seen circling the area where Seesha went missing, as part of the search

Seesha’s mother described her as a ‘confident, outgoing, happy, bubbly girl. 

Victoria added: ‘She means the world to us.’ 

The North Shields mother said her daughter was last seen at an area known as the ‘quayside steps’ leading to Howard Street, and then Saville Street, after becoming separated from two friends.

A specialist search team from North Tyneside Police have been seen searching the area with officers in the hunt for Seesha

A specialist search team from North Tyneside Police have been seen searching the area with officers in the hunt for Seesha

A police boat was also seen on the river in the area as part of the search for the missing 15-year-old

A police boat was also seen on the river in the area as part of the search for the missing 15-year-old

Prior to the discovery, police said officers were growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

Specialist search teams were this morning combing through a disused warehouse on an industrial estate on the Fish Quay. 

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