Vanessa Ford: Body found in Dalston amid appeal to find missing Hackney mother

Vanessa Ford was reported missing by her family in Hackney on Saturday (September 23).
Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

The family of a missing mother from Hackney have been informed that a woman died on the tracks between Dalston Kingsland and Hackney Central on Saturday morning.

Formal identification has yet to take place, but the Met Police says it has been liaising with the family of Vanessa Ford.

A public appeal was widely shared on social media after Mrs Ford vanished near Richmond Road in Hackney at around 11am on Saturday (September 23). Author Sophie Heawood was among those calling for the public’s help.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police (BTP) said officers were called to the line close to Dalston Kingsland at 11.49am on Saturday following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

Paramedics attended but a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Vanessa FordVanessa Ford
Vanessa Ford

The incident is not being treated as suspicious and BTP says a file will be prepared for the coroner.

A spokesperson for the Met said: “We have been made aware of an investigation by the BTP following a death on tracks between Dalston Kingsland and Hackney Central on Saturday morning and are liaising with them.

“While formal identification awaits, the family of Vanessa Ford have been informed of this development.”