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Derbyshire canal body believed to be missing woman

A body found in a canal is believed to be that of a missing Derbyshire woman, police have said.

Sharon Beckerson, 49, had not been seen since she left her home in Alvaston on the morning of 7 January, despite family appeals and police searches.

A dog walker spotted the body at Trent Lock in Long Eaton on Sunday afternoon.

Officers investigating the case said they were satisfied it was the missing woman but a formal identification would take place later.

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