A BODY found in woodland in Kent on Wednesday has been confirmed as that of Sarah Everard, police have confirmed.

Ms Everard was last seen in Clapham on the way home from a friend's house on March 3.

Since then the Metropolitan Police launched an manhunt to try and find the 33-year-old, but on Wednesday found human remains in a woodland in Kent.

Today, police have confirmed that the body was identified as that of Ms Everard.

Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave said: “As you know, on Wednesday evening detectives investigating the disappearance of Sarah Everard discovered a body secreted in woodland in Kent.

“The body has now been recovered and formal identification procedure has now been undertaken.

“I can now confirm that it is the body of Sarah Everard.”

Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave said that Sarah Everard’s family had been told this “most distressing news”.

The Metropolitan Police officer accused of her murder remains in custody, he added.