Body found near River Aire is missing Knottingley mum

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A body recovered from a culvert near the River Aire has been identified as missing Knottingley mum Vicki Milton.

Mrs Milton was reported missing in April and concerned friends and residents joined police in searches for the 42-year-old.

A passer-by spotted the body in Byram, near Ferrybridge, at around 1.15pm on Monday.

Mrs Milton’s family has been informed and a police spokesman said her death was not being treated as suspicious.

Chris Milton, Vicki’s husband, said: “I would like to thank the police and everyone else in the local community who offered their help and took part in the searches to find Vicki.”