Body identified as missing Kirsty

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A BODY discovered at a nature reserve has been formally identified as that of missing police computer operator Kirsty Carver.

Jewellery and personal items were used to identify the body.

Inspector Steve Love of Humberside police said: "The visual identification by relatives was not possible due to the passage of time since her death which appears to have been about the time of her disappearance."

Craig Belcher, a petrol station attendant, has been charged with the murder of Ms Carver, 22.

Humberside police said Mr Belcher, 23, of Hessle, Hull, would appear before magistrates today. He was charged after three days of questioning by police.

Police discovered a woman's body 37 days after Ms Carver went missing from her home on 5 March in Hessle. She was found in undergrowth at Spurn Point, a nature reserve on the Humber estuary. A post mortem examination showed she died from head injuries.