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Police swamp quiet beach after woman's body washes up on shore - probe into who she was


POLICE swamped a quiet beach area today after a dog walker found the body of a woman washed up on the shore.

Sussex Police confirmed the gruesome discovery.

A force spokesman said: "Police were called to Pevensey Beach this afternoon after the body of a woman was discovered by a member of the public.

"She was sadly confirmed dead at the scene.

"Enquiries are ongoing to identify her and establish the full circumstances of the situation."

Paul Hendry, who lives nearby, said: "Today the body of a woman was found washed up at Normans Bay/Pevensey Bay by my neighbour who was walking his dog

"He called police and paramedics who are on scene and the village is crawling with police.

"I saw police cars speeding down coast road and ambulances etc.

"Another neighbour went down there to see the man who found the body and she said the body was a thin woman with some kind of tag on her.

"He is still with police and his daughter who is visiting."

On May 24 2019 the body of Simon Jenner, 51, of Congleton, Cheshire, was washed up on the same shore after he went missing four days earlier.

In January 2018 police investigated after three bodies washed up along the same coastline in a week.

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