A BODY recovered from a river in York is thought to be that of a woman missing since October.

Police confirmed that a body was recovered from Naburn Lock in York on Thursday morning.

Although formal identification is yet to take place, the family of a woman who went missing on October 30 in York, has been informed.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said yesterday: “Sadly, a body was recovered from Naburn Lock this morning.

“The family of a woman, who went missing on 30 October 30 in York, have been informed and are being supported by officers.

“Our thoughts are with them at this time.”

A cordon was in place to allow emergency services to respond and was lifted at around 1pm.

A report will now be prepared for the coroner.

Both underwater and riverbank searches had been ongoing since the woman was reported missing.