POLICE have confirmed the body of a woman was recovered from Walney Channel.

Furness Coastguard and police were notified about the welfare of a person in the North Road area near the coast at Barrow at 3.03am on September 3.

It has now been confirmed the body of a woman in her forties was recovered from the water. 

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Cumbria Police, the North West Ambulance Service and Cumbria Fire and Rescue were also in attendance.Police have said there were no suspicious circumstances but a file will be prepared for the coroner.