Police confirm the body of a woman has been found in Bideford following the search for missing Vera Barnes.

The body of a woman was found in Bideford by HM Coastguard yesterday (Wednesday).

Search teams were scouring the area looking for Vera Barnes, who was reported missing.

The body was discovered in the River Torridge.

A police spokeswoman said: “The body has yet to be identified, however, the family of missing woman, Vera Barnes, have been informed and kept up-to-date with developments.”

The death is not believed to be suspicious.