Police confirm body of 62-year-old woman found in river near Barkers Lane

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Police looking for a missing woman have found a body in the River Great Ouse in Bedford.

In a comment on their Twitter page, Bedfordshire Police said: “We have confirmed a body was found today in the river near Barkers Lane, Bedford.

“Lesley Relph, 62, was reported missing on 1 March from Hitchin. A formal identification has yet to take place, but family have been informed.”

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