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Body is found in hunt for missing woman, 42, who asked taxi driver to drop her off at Beachy Head

A body has been found in the search for a missing Surrey woman who was dropped off by a taxi at Beachy Head.

Police issued an urgent appeal after Natalie McCallum, 42, from Leatherhead, Surrey, was last seen being dropped off near the East Sussex beauty spot at around 11.40am on Wednesday.    

A body was discovered at around 12.30pm today, with formal identification yet to take place. 

Natalie McCallum, 42, from Leatherhead, Surrey, who was last seen being dropped off near the East Sussex beauty spot at around 11.40am on Wednesday

Surrey Police said in a statement: 'A body, believed to be that of missing woman Natalie McCallum, was found in Beachy Head earlier todaye (21 January).

'Natalie, 42, was reported missing yesterday afternoon (20 January). The discovery was made at around 12.30pm.

'Although formal identification is yet to take place, Natalie’s family are aware and being given the appropriate support. Our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time.

Beachy Head, near Eastbourne, East Sussex, near to where a taxi is believed to have dropped off Ms McCallum on Wednesday morning

'Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of her death.

'We would like to thank everyone who shared our appeal and assisted with the search.'

For confidential support call the Samaritans on 116123 or visit a local Samaritans branch, see www.samaritans.org for details.

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