Woman’s body found in woodland

A woman's body was found at The Towers this morning
A woman's body was found at The Towers this morning

An urban woodland was sealed off by police following the discovery of a woman’s body.

Police were called to The Towers in Cleveleys at around 7.20am today.

A woman's body was found at The Towers this morning

A woman's body was found at The Towers this morning

It is understood the body is that of a girl in her late teens.

She was found by a member of the public who was walking their dog in the woods.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “We were called at approximately 7.20am today to reports of a sudden death in woods close to Holmefield Avenue, Thornton.

Officers attended and found the body of a woman, who was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. She has yet to be formally identified.

A woman's body was found at The Towers this morning

A woman's body was found at The Towers this morning

Enquiries are now ongoing to establish the cause of the death, but it is not being treated as suspicious.

A file will be passed to the coroner in due course.”

The incident is not to be linked to a missing persons inquiry being carried out by police in Blackpool.

Today’s discovery comes two months after the body of a popular 16-year-old boy was found in the same woods.