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Body found in search for teenager Noah Donohoe

The 14-year-old has been missing in Belfast since last Sunday.

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Noah Donohoe 14, was last seen in the Shore Road area of north Belfast last weekend (PSNI/PA)

Noah Donohoe 14, was last seen in the Shore Road area of north Belfast last weekend (PSNI/PA)

Noah Donohoe 14, was last seen in the Shore Road area of north Belfast last weekend (PSNI/PA)

A body has been found by police searching for missing Belfast teenager Noah Donohoe.

Police believe the body found in North Belfast at around 9.45am on Saturday is that of the missing 14-year-old, who has not been seen since last Sunday evening.

Officers said they are continuing to provide support to his family and they have appealed to the public to refrain from speculation.

It is understood the body was found in a storm drain that was not accessible earlier in the week due to high tides.

Early indications show that police do not believe there is any sign of foul play in his death.

On Friday, officers found a bag containing the teenager’s laptop, which was examined by specialist officers.

The discovery came after a member of the public responded to a specific appeal by police for help to find the bag.

Superintendent Muir Clark described the discovery of the bag as “significant”.

A huge search operation has been taking place all week to find Noah, who was last seen in areas close to the Shore Road.

Police believe he may have fallen from his bicycle and hurt his head.

PA