A BODY has been found by police in the search for a woman who was swept into flood water near Tenbury yesterday.

She has been named as 55-year-old Yvonne Booth from Great Barr in Birmingham.

Chief Superintendent Tom Harding from West Mercia Police said: “We are sad to report that a body has been found during our search and rescue operation in Tenbury.

"Whilst formal identification has not yet taken place we believe this to be Yvonne, who tragically was swept into flood water on Sunday.

"Specially trained officers have given her family this terrible news and are supporting them.”


Yvonne’s family has paid tribute to her: “Yvonne is a very much loved member of our family and we are all devastated by this news.

“We appreciate the continued support from the emergency services. We would like to ask for our privacy at this time.”