Young woman who fell from Lendal Bridge in York in broad daylight is named as inquest into her death opens

A woman whose body was pulled from the River Ouse several weeks after she went missing last autumn has been identified.

Emily Miller fell from Lendal Bridge in York

North Yorkshire Police did not name the young woman after she was seen falling from Lendal Bridge in York city centre into the water at around 12pm on October 30 last year.

Her body was recovered from Naburn Marina on November 26, following weeks of underwater searches.

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She has now been identified as Emily Miller, who was 23 and is thought to have been local to the York area.

Emily was seen carrying a sheaf of A4 papers by witnesses before she fell into the river.

It took police around a week to trace her family after her disappearance, and they issued a detailed description in a bid to ascertain her identity.

They also appealed for witnesses or to anyone who had dashcam footage of the events on the bridge to come forward.

The coroner has now opened an inquest into Emily's death scheduled for March 10, with the full hearing expected to take place at a later date.