A body believed to be that of a missing mum-of-two has been found after she was dropped off at a beauty spot.

Natalie McCallum, 42, was last seen leaving a taxi at Beachy Head near Eastbourne, East Sussex.

An urgent appeal was launched by police after Natalie, of Leatherhead, Surrey, vanished at around 11.30am on Wednesday.

A body, which is believed to be hers, was found at about 12.30pm on Thursday in Beachy Head.

Surrey Police said her family had been told and were receiving support.

Officers are trying to establish the circumstances of her death, the force added.

Tributes poured in for the "lovely and kind" mum online.

The mum went missing at Beachy Head
Tributes poured in for the mum

One Facebook user wrote: "I’m devastated for her boys and her husband.

"This is just such a tragedy and she was always such a lovely mummy at the school gates."

Another social media user said: "This is absolutely devastating news. Natalie leaves behind a husband and two young sons.

"All our love goes out to her family at this awfully sad time."

While one posted: "So very sorry to hear this sad news.

"She was such a lovely kind lady. Our thoughts are with her family especially her boys."

And one social media user added: "My heart breaks for her family and all those who knew and loved Natalie, my thoughts are with you all. May she rest in peace."

In a statement on Thursday, Surrey Police said: "A body, believed to be that of missing woman Natalie McCallum, was found in Beachy Head earlier today (21 January).

"Natalie, 42, was reported missing yesterday afternoon (20 January). The discovery was made at around 12.30 pm.

"Although formal identification is yet to take place, Natalie’s family are aware and being given the appropriate support.

"Our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of her death.

"We would like to thank everyone who shared our appeal and assisted with the search."

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman said: "HM Coastguard Rescue Teams from Eastbourne, New Haven, Birling Gap, and the HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Lydd have assisted today at Beachy Head."

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