Glen Carr, 37, was reported missing by his family in April after he failed to return home to Gateshead, Newcastle, after leaving work (Image: Northumbria Police)

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The body of a missing dad-of-three was found on Father's Day near a reservoir, police have said.

Glen Carr, 37, was reported missing by his family in April after he failed to return home to Gateshead, Newcastle, after leaving work – sparking an urgent police investigation.

He was last seen leaving his family home in Blaydon in his grey BMW 3 series on Friday, April 23.

Northumbria Police launched an investigation which led officers to Cow Green Reservoir in County Durham where Glen’s vehicle was found nearby, reports Chronicle Live.

A number of personal belongings were found on the eastern side of the reservoir and officers believed he had entered the water.

However, despite extensive searches of the water, his body was not discovered and both officers and Glen’s family made heartfelt public appeals for help to locate him.

Glen Carr, pictured with his family
(Image: Northumbria Police)

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On Tuesday, police sadly confirmed that a body had been found by a member of the public on Father’s Day and, although formal identification is yet to take place, it is believed to be Glen.

Detective Chief Inspector Angela Hufton, of Northumbria Police today praised the bravery of his family and said they will continue to receive support.

She said: "This has been an incredibly difficult time for Glen’s family and in particular his partner Kim who has had to put on a brave face for their three young children.

"They have been desperate for answers about Glen’s disappearance and this was the news they have been dreading in recent weeks.

"Father’s Day was always going to be difficult for Kim and her children but it will now forever be associated with Glen’s body being discovered.

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"We will continue to support them and would ask that their privacy is respected so they can take the time they need to grieve.

"I want to thank everyone who has shared our appeals in recent weeks. We know Kim and her family have appreciated the overwhelming support from the community."

Police do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding Glen’s death and a report will be prepared for the coroner in due course.