The body believed to be of a 55-year-old woman who went missing from Marlow almost two weeks ago has been discovered in the River Thames.

Ruth Smith was last seen on the afternoon of April 25 near St Peter’s Street, near the river.

The body of a woman believed to be that of Ruth’s was found in the water at Bisham Road yesterday (Monday) at around 5pm by a member of the Bucks Search & Rescue team, police confirmed today.

Police and search and rescue teams were seen scouring the river on April 26.

Police said Ruth’s next of kin have been informed. Formal identification has not yet taken place and a file has been prepared for the coroner.