Police searching for a missing St Ives woman have said a body has been  found on Constantine Beach near Padstow.

The body was discovered on Wednesday, and while formal identification has not yet taken place, it is understood to be Lucie Bray.

Her family have been informed.

Police became increasingly concerned for the 39-year-old St Ives artist after she was reported missing on Thursday, January 2, after being out on a shopping trip in Redruth.

She was treated as a high risk missing person by police and needed medicines, which she was not thought to have with her.