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Memorial service held for missing Nottingham GP

A picture of Elizabeth Kinston at the memorial Photo: ITV News Central

A memorial service has been held in Nottingham for a doctor whose body was found after she had been missing for nearly two weeks.

Elizabeth Kinston had two young children and is thought to have been battling post-natal depression. Her family have previously said they are incredibly proud of everything she achieved during her wonderful life.

People arrive at the church for Elizabeth's memorial service Credit: ITV News Central

The service of celebration was held at St Peter's Church in Nottingham where Elizabeth's friends and family gathered to remember her.

Elizabeth Kinston, 37, gave birth to her second daughter in January and was still on maternity leave from her job as a GP in Long Eaton when she left her home last month. After two weeks of searching, her body was found on grassland in Dunkirk. Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

Elizabeth's private family funeral has already taken place and today's event was to be a service of celebration to honour her life. People had been asked not to wear black as her family said colour would better reflect Elizabeth's life and personality.

Elizabeth's friend Dr Cleo Oliver did a reading at the service Credit: ITV News Central

Nearly 200 people attended the service and among them were her family and many of her patients. During the service Elizabeth's husband David thanked the police, friends, colleagues and the general pubic for their help during the search. He went on to say:

I'll always remember what it was like to wake up next to her and see her big blue eyes looking back at me.

– David Kinston

Later on Dr Cleo Oliver, her friend from University, said:

I'm going to miss you so much Lizzie. I hope that I don't forget all the wise advice you've given me over the years. I will do everything I can to look after your girls as I promised when you asked me to be Sofia's godmother.

– Dr Cleo Oliver

Instead of flowers people were asked to donate to a collection in Elizabeth's name to PANDAS, a post natal depression charity. During the service it was described as an awful illness which took Elizabeth from her family.