Police searching for missing 16-year-old Leah from York have sadly found a body.
Officers carrying out searches of the River Ouse in York recovered a body from the river at around 1pm today (Thursday 28 September).
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Although formal identification has yet to be carried out, Leah’s next of kin have been informed.
“Pending the results of a post mortem, a report will be prepared for the coroner to inform a future inquest.”
Leah was last seen by her friends on the morning of Wednesday, 20 September.
A confirmed sighting of Leah on CCTV showed her at the edge of the river near Lendal Bridge on 20 September, and on 25 September underwater search officers recovered a mobile phone used by Leah from the River Ouse.
Both police divers and specialist underwater search officers from the Regional Marine and Underwater Search Team have been searching the river since Tuesday.