Body of woman found in Hope

THE body of a woman has been discovered in a stretch of water known as Peakshole just outside Hope.

A police spokeswoman said: “There don’t appear to be any suspicious circumstances but an investigation will be carried out to find out how she died.”

The alarm was raised at 1.10pm yesterday (Wednesday September 26) when two dogs were found running loose near Pindale Road in Hope.

Police and the fire service attended and during a search of the area found the body shortly after 2pm.

The woman, who is believed to be in her early 40s, has been identified and her family has been informed.