Body ‘is missing woman’

A BODY discovered in the canal at Long Eaton is thought to be missing Alvaston woman Sharon Beckerson.

A dog walker called police at about 3pm on Sunday after he spotted the body at Trent Lock.

Police attended and recovered the woman. She has not yet been formally identified but officers investigating Mrs Beckerson’s disappearance believe it is her.

The 49-year-old was last seen by her family at home on Friday January 7.

Det Con Tony Owen said: “I would like to thank everyone who helped us with our inquiry. We received many phone calls during the four weeks since Sharon disappeared from people offering information or reporting sightings.”

Police will now prepare a file for the coroner.