Police find body in search for missing mum

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THE body of a missing Hampshire mum has been found by police.

Charlene McCluskey, 29, disappeared a week ago after leaving work at the Richmond Inn pub in Portswood Road, Southampton.

The mother-of two, who was last seen on Wednesday, February 11.

Last night specialist search teams located the body of a woman in an area of dense woodland near Southampton Common.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: ‘While formal identification is yet to be made, Ms McCluskey’s family have been notified.

‘A post mortem examination will take place in due course. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

‘We would like to take this opportunity to extend our deepest gratitude to the public and media who have helped us in the search since Ms McCluskey was reported missing last Thursday.

‘Our thoughts remain with Ms McCluskey’s family.’