Police have recovered a body from a river in the search for missing woman Shannon Canning.

The 24-year-old was last seen in the early hours of Friday 19 May when she left her home address in Keswick Court, Lancaster.

She was due to open the Tipple bar – where she works – in the city centre that afternoon, but did not arrive.

Ms Cannon had not been in contact with any of her family or friends since leaving home last Friday.

Earlier on Wednesday, divers from the North West Underwater Search Unit were deployed to search the area, assisted by the fire and rescue service and area search team.

On Wednesday evening police confirmed a body they believe to be Ms Canning was recovered from the River Lune.

A Lancashire Police statement said: “We can confirm that we were called today (May 24) at around 4:20pm to a report that a body had been found in the River Lune, near Halton.

“Specialist search teams have subsequently attended the area and can sadly confirm that the body of a woman has been recovered.

“Although formal identification has yet to take place, we believe the body to be that of missing Shannon Canning.

“Shannon’s family have been made aware of this sad development and our thoughts are with them at this upsetting time.”

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