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Missing mum Anita Stevenson's body found in Bromborough woods

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Image caption Anita Stevenson's family is being supported by specialist officers

A woman who was found dead in woodland in Wirral is missing mother Anita Stevenson, Merseyside Police confirmed.

The 39-year-old, who was last seen at her home in Tranmere on 18 October, was discovered on land bordering Poole Lane and Old Court House Lane in Bromborough on Saturday.

Ms Stevenson's family has been informed and is being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place.

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Image caption Anita Stevenson's body was found in woods bordering Poole Lane and Old Court House Lane

About 30 friends of Ms Stevenson, originally from Bradford, travelled to Wirral on 14 November to to join efforts to find her.

Ms Stevenson was captured on CCTV near Albany Road in Rock Ferry on 18 October, and police released the footage as part of the appeal to find her.

A 41-year-old man from Birkenhead was previously arrested on suspicion of murder and later released on bail.

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Image caption CCTV footage captured the last images of Anita Stevenson, who disappeared on 18 October

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