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Woman's body found washed up in Kent bay

The death of a woman whose body was found washed up on the Kent coast is being treated as unexplained by police.

Kent Police said a dog walker found the body at a slipway at Minnis Bay, Kent, at about 0730 GMT on Wednesday.

The woman was aged in her 50s and is thought to be from Sidcup, south-east London.

A spokeswoman said: "The coroner has been informed. The death is being treated as unexplained pending the results of post-mortem testing."

She added that although the woman had not been formally identified next of kin had been informed.

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