It is believed the body of a missing woman who was last seen in Purley has been found.

Jane Sylvia Dale left her home address in Maritime Gate on July 13 at around 3.30pm to travel to Croydon by car.

She was last seen in Purley at about 5.45pm that day.

Miss Dale's silver Ford Focus was found locked and empty in a remote country lane in Norheads Lane, Biggin Hill.

It is believed to have been parked there from around 7pm on July 13.

The 40-year-old was reported missing at 4.30pm on July 14 and it is thought Miss Dale's body was found in Norheads Lane, last night (July 17).

She had links to the Croydon area.

On her father Andrew’s Facebook page he wrote: “I sadly announce they found the body of our beloved daughter Jane , please respect our feelings and just post your thoughts.”

Police are treating the death as unexplained at this time and a post mortem examination has been scheduled for this afternoon.