POLICE searching for a missing woman have found a body.

Brenda Wignall, 58, was last seen in the early hours of Friday, October 11 at her home address in Preston and extensive searches have been taken place since.

A woman’s body was found near South Walney Nature Reserve in Barrow at around 10.30am today.

While the body has yet to be formally identified it is believed to be that of Mrs Wignall. Her family have been informed.

There are no suspicious circumstances and a file will be prepared for HM Coroner.