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Missing Carol Smalley: body found at Minsmere Reserve

Carol Smalley Credit: Norfolk Police

Suffolk police say the body of a woman found at the Minsmere Nature Reserve is believed to be that of Carol Smalley.

A member of the RSPB called police just before 10am on January 9.

Formal identification of the body has yet to take place, but police believe it is the 54-year-old who went missing from Spalding in Lincolnshire on January 3.

Searches were carried out for along the Norfolk Coast at Hopton-on Sea where its believed she disappeared after clothing and a bag were found.

Carol’s next of kin have been informed and the death is not being treated as suspicious.


RSPB criticised for deer cull

The RSPB has been criticised for deer cull. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The RSPB has defended a decision to cull 250 red deer on a nature reserve in Suffolk.

The conservation charity, based in Bedfordshire, has been criticised for killing the animals at Minsmere, on the coast near Southwold.

t says the cull was necessary because a significant increase in deer numbers was having a negative impact on other wildlife. The RSPB said the animals had no natural predators.