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Police hunting for vulnerable missing 20-year-old woman find body in woods

Ellen Manning
·2-min read
The scene in Portslade, East Sussex where a body was found. See SWNS copy NNmissing: Detectives searching for a vulnerable woman who disappeared three days ago have uncovered a body in the woods. Amy Springer, 20, was reported missing on Friday from her home in Hove, East Sussex. Sussex Police made an urgent appeal as officers searched the woodland near Portslade Cricket Club today (Sun) and found a body which they believe to be Amy.
Police searching for a vulnerable woman who disappeared three days ago have found a body in nearby woods. (SWNS)

Police searching for a vulnerable woman who disappeared three days ago have found a body in nearby woods.

Amy Springer, 20, was reported missing on Friday from her home in Hove, East Sussex.

At the time Sussex Police made an urgent appeal for the "vulnerable" 20-year-old, saying her disappearance was "out of character".

Amy Springer went missing three days ago, with police saying her disappearance was
Amy Springer went missing three days ago, with police saying her disappearance was "out of character". (Sussex Police)

On Sunday they said officers who searched woodland near Portslade Cricket Club in Benfield Valley had found a body that they believe to be Amy.

The force said there were no suspicious circumstances.

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Amy's next of kin had been informed, the force added, and enquiries are continuing at the coroner's office.

An area of Benfield Valley was cordoned off on Sunday afternoon, while several police cars were seen at a Sainsbury's car park next to the recreation ground where the body was found.

Police were at the scene in Portslade, East Sussex, where a body was found on Sunday. (SWNS)
Police were at the scene in Portslade, East Sussex, where a body was found on Sunday. (SWNS)

A Sussex Police spokesperson said: "Very sad to report body found by officers in Portslade this morning believed to be that of Amy Springer. She had been missing since Friday.

"Although formal identification is yet to take place the body is very sadly believed to be that of Amy and her next of kin have been informed.

"There are no suspicious circumstances and the coroner's officer is continuing enquiries."

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