Police say body found in River Torridge in Bideford could be that of a person reported missing from Bideford in January.

A body has been recovered from the River Torridge at East-the-Water, Bideford.

It was spotted by a member of the public this morning (Friday).

This body was subsequently recovered and property located in clothing suggests that this may be a reported missing person from the Bideford area that has been missing since early January 2017.

A police spokesman said: "Formal identification will have to be completed to confirm the identity of the person however next of kin have been informed at this sensitive time."