The body of a woman found on Brighton beach is believed to be that of a 54-year-old local woman.
Police were called to the beach near the Palace Pier and opposite the Queen’s Hotel at 6am yesterday (Friday 27 April).
The call came from a member of the public who spotted the body at the water’s edge.
Sussex Police said that the initial indications were that the woman had been in the water for some time.
Inquiries have been made into the circumstances of the woman’s death and police are not treating it as suspicious.
The coroner’s officer is continuing inquiries and it is hoped that a formal identification of the body will take place on Monday (30 April).
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