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Last Updated: Saturday, 29 April 2006, 13:55 GMT 14:55 UK
Body discovered after bridge jump
Alison Davies and her son Ryan
Alison and Ryan Davies were last seen on 11 April
Police searching for a woman who is believed to have jumped from the Humber Bridge with her 12-year-old autistic son have found a body in the estuary.

The body was spotted by a passerby on Saturday morning in the Humber, near Brough, but has not yet been formally identified, Humberside Police said.

Police confirmed they had informed the family of Alison Davies, from Marple, Stockport, of the discovery.

The body of Mrs Davies's son Ryan was found in the water on 16 April.

The 12-year-old, who had a mental age of seven, disappeared with his mother from their home on 11 April.

Detectives have said they believe 40-year-old Ms Davies, who suffered from depression, and her son may have jumped from the Humber Bridge.

CCTV of Alison and Ryan at Hull station
CCTV from Hull railway station shows the pair arriving in the city

The have also said they have CCTV footage of "an incident" on the bridge.

Ryan's body was found in a stretch of the River Ouse, which runs into the Humber estuary, at Swinefleet Haven.

A Humberside Police spokeswoman said the woman's body was found close to the British Aerospace works near Brough on the north bank of the Humber.

She said: "The Humber coastguard were informed and they, with the police underwater search unit, attended the scene.

"The body of an adult female has been recovered and taken to Spring Street mortuary in Hull.

"At this stage there has been no formal identification and inquiries are ongoing. However, the family of Alison Davies has been informed of this finding."

A Home Office pathologist is expected to perform a post-mortem examination later on Saturday.

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