Humberside

Body found in search for missing girl Jessica Blake

Jessica Blake
Image caption Jessica Blake went missing from her home in Beverley on Saturday afternoon

Police searching for a 14-year-old girl who went missing from her home in East Yorkshire on Saturday have found a body.

Officers were called to a wooded area off Chester Avenue, Beverley, at 16:10 BST after the discovery of a girl's body, said Humberside Police.

Though she has yet to be identified, the family of missing Beverley girl Jessica Blake have been told.

Humberside Police said the death is not thought to be suspicious.

Jessica was reported missing at 13:50 BST on Saturday.

Distressed state

Members of Jessica's family are being supported by specially-trained officers, police said.

Chester Avenue remains cordoned off while police investigations continue.

The teenager's disappearance earlier sparked a major search, including the use of a helicopter and underwater search unit.

It was believed that Jessica was in a distressed state when she left home and her disappearance was thought to be out of character.

The 14-year-old was last seen in the Lincoln Way area of Beverley riding a pink bicycle and carrying a newspaper bag.

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