Bristol mother and baby search: Dead girl formally identified

Charlotte Bevan Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police
Image caption Charlotte Bevan left the hospital with her baby wrapped in blankets

The body of a baby girl found in the Avon Gorge in Bristol has been formally identified.

Charlotte Bevan left St Michael's Hospital in Bristol with four-day-old Zaani Tiana Bevan Malbrouck on Tuesday, sparking a major police search.

Ms Bevan's body was found on Avon Gorge on Wednesday night, before Zaani's body was found nearby on Thursday afternoon.

The hospital has launched a review into the circumstances of her disappearance.

The body of Ms Bevan was found after a member of the public, walking on a cliff-top path, spotted the white hospital slippers she was wearing when she left the hospital, along with a multicoloured-blanket on the gorge edge, on Wednesday.

Her daughter's body was found close to where Ms Bevan had been discovered.

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