Body found in Solent could be of missing woman last seen on Isle of Wight

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A BODY found in the Solent could be that of a missing woman.

Family and friends of Rebecca Allan have been told by police following the discovery in the Calshot area yesterday.

The 40-year-old, from Lymington, was last seen at the Old Gaffers Festival on the Isle of Wight in the early hours of Sunday morning.

She was visiting the island with her partner and a friend for the event.

Police launched an appeal for more information following her disappearance.

The discovery of the body is not being treated as suspicious.

Formal identification and a post-mortem examination are to take place soon.

Hampshire Constabulary says it would like to thank all partner agencies involved for their co-operation and assistance.