The body of missing woman, who police believe is Vanessa Hodge, has been found by a kayaker in Devon.

The human remains were found on the shoreline in Samson's Bay near Ilfracombe on Tuesday afternoon (2nd July).

Avon and Somerset police say the remains have not yet been formally identified.

However, the family of missing 49-year-old Vanessa Hodge from Dulverton, has been informed.

A post-mortem will be held next week.

Vanessa Hodge was last seen on Wednesday 29 May, and was last heard from on Thursday 30 May.