Body found in Yorkshire woodlands is confirmed as missing girl Jessica Blake


A body found in woodland has been identified as that of missing Jessica Blake, police confirmed today.

Officers in Beverley, East Yorkshire, said they are not treating the 14-year-old's death as suspicious.

A major search involving police and RAF helicopters and police divers was launched after the teenager was reported missing on Saturday.

Her body was discovered in a wooded area off Chester Avenue in the town just after 4pm yesterday, Humberside Police said.

Jessica, who was said to have left home in a distressed state, had a paper round and was last seen carrying a yellow newspaper bag.

Yesterday, police found an abandoned bike but have not confirmed it belonged to her.

A Humberside Police spokeswoman said: "Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Jessica."