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Police find body in search for missing mum and baby

Police investigating the disappearance of new mother Charlotte Bevan and her baby daughter are searching the area where a woman's body was discovered last night.

Ms Bevan (30) vanished from Bristol Maternity Hospital on Tuesday with her four-day-old daughter, Zaani Tiana.

Avon and Somerset Police last night discovered an adult body in nearby Avon Gorge. Formal identification is due to be carried out this morning.

Police said the search for baby Zaani "is still continuing".

A spokesman said: "We are searching in the same area along with police dogs from South Wales Police. We are only searching in that area."

CCTV footage showed Ms Bevan leaving the hospital coatless and carrying Zaani wrapped in just a blanket.

Pascal Malbrouck, Ms Bevan's boyfriend and Zaani's father, yesterday issued a heartfelt plea for her to "please come back".

Ms Bevan left hospital without a coat or shoes, wearing just a pair of hospital slippers, a long black top and black trousers.

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