The body of a 22-year-old woman who went missing in February has been found.

Katie Foulds from Blackburn was last seen on CCTV walking towards the sea along the South Promenade in St Annes on February 10.

Police launched a missing persons appeal but sadly, on Monday April 19, a body was recovered from the sea and was later identified as the missing 22-year-old.

Police have this morning confirmed that the body is that of missing Katie Foulds.

Posting on Facebook, her mother, Rachel Foulds said: "I just want to thank everyone for their loving support and kind wishes throughout this sorrowful time, especially those who went looking for her when she first went missing.

"RIP Katie."

Lancashire Telegraph:

A spokesperson for the police said: "A body has been found in the search for missing woman Katie Foulds.

"We were called around 5.30pm on April 19 to reports a body had been found at the docks at Bootle, Merseyside.

"A Home Office post mortem was conducted to help identify the body and initially proved inconclusive.

"However, following further tests, we can now confirm the body found is Katie, 22, who went missing from home in Blackburn on February 10 and was seen later that day in St Annes.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious.

"Katie’s family have been informed and are being supported by officers.

"These are very sad and tragic circumstances and our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time."