Police release description of body found in Sunderland

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POLICE are appealing for information after a woman’s body was found in the River Wear at Sunderland.

The woman was found on riverside near to the Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland at about 7.30am this morning.

The body was recovered and enquiries are ongoing to establish her identity.

The woman is described as being white, in her 20s and has shoulder length dark brown hair.

She was wearing a dark green Regatta zip up fleece top, a blue and red checked shirt, dark coloured skinny jeans and brown ankle boots with laces.

Officers are carrying out a number of enquiries to establish the identity of the woman and the circumstances leading up to her death.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have information to help to contact them on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 154 30/04/15.