Body found in river during search for missing woman


A woman’s body has been found during the search for Lucy Charles who went missing three weeks ago.

North Wales Police said on Friday that its officers and underwater teams recovered the body from the River Dee.

Formal identification is yet to take place.

Ms Charles, from Bangor-on-Dee, near Wrexham, was last seen walking past a pub in the village, at 5.34pm on 22 December.

The 39-year-old’s personal items were found on the bank of the River Dee during extensive searches of the area.

Chief Inspector Stephen Roberts, of North Wales Police, said Ms Charles’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A body was recovered from the River Dee. Pic: Google Street View

He added: “My thoughts are with Lucy’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

The local coroner has also been informed of the discovery.

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