Storm Barra UK Weather Forecast ��� Met Office WARNING As Snow, Rain And 80mph Winds To Batter WHOLE Of England & Wales

An 80-year-old woman has died after it is believed she was fell from a bridge and was swept away by floodwater, police have said. 

Venetia Smith, known as Netia, was reported missing from her home in Blandford, Dorest, on Tuesday morning.

The 80-year-old's stroller was later found at a bridge crossing the River Stour.

Police were notified and a search for the elderly woman uncovered her body around a mile downstream. 

In a statement, Dorset Police said: "Officers searching for a missing woman from Blandford have very sadly located a body.

"We received a report at around 11am raising concern for the welfare of 80-year-old Venetia Smith.

"Very sadly, at around 3pm officers located the body of a woman in the river near to Langton Road.

"Although formal identification has not yet taken place, it is believed to be that of Venetia."

Source : https://www.express.co.uk/news/weather/1532388/storm-barra-live-update-weather-warnings-latest-forecast-snow-wind-ice

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