POLICE searching for missing Ryde woman, Joyce Maryon, have found a body.

An Isle of Wight Police spokesperson said the body was found at Blackbridge Brook, Havenstreet, yesterday (Sunday).

Although formal identification has yet to take place, Joyce's family have been informed.

Joyce, 51, was reported missing last week. She was last seen in Green Street, Ryde, at around 11.50pm on Tuesday.

Wight and Hampshire Search and Rescue teams helped with the search.

Police thanked all those who had shared the missing persons appeal.