Police in Mary Street case find woman's body

Mary Street
Image caption Mary Street went missing on 22 September

Police searching for a missing 68-year-old woman in Bristol have found a body.

The body of a woman was found in Winterbourne by officers searching for Mary Street who was last seen at her Filton home on 22 September.

Police said the woman's body was found off Swan Lane on Thursday following a public appeal to trace Ms Street.

Her family have been informed although the body has not yet been formally identified. Police said they were grateful for the public's help.

Det Insp Jill Kells, from Avon and Somerset police, said: "This is a desperately sad conclusion to an extensive search for Mary.

"I would like to extend my sympathies to Mary's family at what must be an extremely difficult time for them."

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