Body found on Guernsey's Belle Greve Bay beach

Guernsey Police officers investigate on Belle Greve Bay
Image caption The beach was cordoned off shortly after 07:00 BST

A woman's body has been discovered on the beach of Belle Greve Bay, on Guernsey's east coast.

A dog walker found the body at 06:30 BST and police cordoned off the northern end of the bay, in St Sampson, shortly after 07:00.

Det Ch Insp Ruari Hardy said a Home Office pathologist was travelling to the island to examine the body.

He said until that and other inquiries were completed they were treating the death as unexplained.

He said: "I would just like to reassure the public that there is nothing that I'm aware of at this time that is giving me grounds to think that anyone is at risk or that there is anything of concern.

"But if that situation changes clearly we will let the public know."

Image caption Police were assisted by the Civil Defence Volunteers

He said formal identification had yet to take place, but officers were dealing with the family of the person they believed to be deceased.

Officers have carried out door-to-door inquiries in the area and Det Ch Insp Hardy said those inquiries could be extended.

He appealed for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area of Grandes Maisons Road, Richmond Corner and the northern end of Belle Greve Bay between 21:30 on Sunday to 06:30 on Monday to get in touch.

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