Police name woman found dead in Hope

A woman whose body was found in a stretch of water in Hope, on Wednesday, has been named by police.

She was Claire Mason, 41, from Bradwell.

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, on 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.