The district's mountain rescue teams were deployed yesterday afternoon to search for a high risk missing person.

Northumbria Police activated Northumberland National Park Rescue Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team to search for the man from the Haltwhistle area.

A search strategy and plan was agreed, focusing on routes around the Haltwhistle area and also Hareshaw Linn, near Bellingham.

Thankfully in the early stages of the search, the man was located by police on a road as he was heading back towards Haltwhistle.