Monday, 12 August 2013

Police appeal for witnesses after woman's body found on Morecambe beach

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the body of a 51 year old woman was found on the beach at Morecambe at 5.30am on Saturday morning (10th August 2013)

The woman was discovered by a passer by just beneath the high tide line on the beach near to the Clock Tower. Officers believe the woman, now identified as being Susan Alston from Lancaster, had been out with friends in Morecambe on the evening of Friday 9th August 2013.

"This has been an absolutely tragic incident for all involved," said Detective Superintendent Neil Esseen who is leading the investigation.

"Following a number of enquiries, we are happy that there was no third party involvement in Susan's death and so, although police are continuing to investigate, it is not being treated as suspicious in anyway. We are however still trying to piece together exactly how Susan came to be in the water, so I would continue urge anyone who saw her in the early hours of Saturday morning in the area to contact us."

Susan is described as being white, around 5’2 with fair hair. She was wearing black trousers, black wedge platform shoes, a blue ‘sparkly’ top and a beige jacket. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.

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