Police release pictures of clothing found on woman’s body pulled from River Wear at Sunderland

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POLICE have released pictures of clothing similar to that found on a woman’s body which was pulled out of the River Wear on Thursday.

Officers are continuing to appeal for help in identifying the young woman, who was found under the Wearmouth Bridge.

She is described as a white woman in her early 20s, 5 feet 6” tall, slim build with brown shoulder length hair.

Police hope the images will help to jog the memories of people who may have seen the woman before she entered the water.

She was wearing a turquoise green Regatta fleece with a Regatta brand logo at front left side, a red white and blue checked shirt from Topshop with a black vest underneath, dark coloured denim skinny jeans from H&M with a thin brown belt and size seven light brown lace up ankle boots with zip at the back.

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

Police have established that the cause of the woman’s death was due to drowning.

It is now believed the woman entered the water on either Tuesday, April 28, or Wednesday, April 29.

Her body was subsequently found on the riverside near to the Wearmouth Bridge on Thursday, April 30 at 7.30am.

Detective Inspector Dave English, from Northumbria Police, said: “We are carrying out a number of lines of enquiry in order to identify of the woman and to establish the circumstances which led to her death. So far we do not know who she is. We hope that by releasing photos of the type of clothing she was wearing, as well as having a better indication of when she entered the water, this may lead to members of the public coming forward with information.

“We would urge people to contact the police if they were around the riverside area of the River Wear earlier this week, on Tuesday or Wednesday and think they may have seen this young woman there. And we also want to hear from anyone who has a friend or a relative they haven’t see recently, who matches the description of the young woman, to let us know if they have concerns about them. We also want to hear from anyone if they have any other information which they believe could help our enquiries.”

Police are appealing for anyone who may have information to help to contact them on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 1127 01/05/15.