Officers searching for a missing 14-year-old girl have found a body.
Police teams searching for missing Jessica Blake were called to a wooded area near Chester Avenue, Bervely, near Hull, at around 16:00 this afternoon where they found the body of a young girl.
The body is yet to be identified but Jessica's family have been informed of the discovery.
A major police search was underway after the 14-year-old girl was reported missing from her home yesterday afternoon.
Jessica is believed to have left her home in a distressed state and was last seen riding a pink bicycle and carrying a yellow newspaper bag in her home town of Beverley, near Hull, in East Yorkshire.
The 14-year-old had a regular paper round but local police cannot confirm if she had reported to the newsagent she worked for on the day of her disappearance.
Earlier, a Humberside Police spokesman said: "Police are concerned for her welfare as this is out of character for Jessica and she is believed to have been in a distressed state of mind when she left home.
"Specially-trained officers are conducting the search for Jessica with assistance from the Humberside Police helicopter and the underwater search unit."
A bicycle which matches the description of the one owned by Jessica was found earlier in the day.Reuse content