Woman's body found washed up on Maldives beach

Sharon Duval (pic courtesy of Oxford Mail)
Image caption The death of Sharon Duval is being investigated by police in the Maldives

Police are investigating the death of a British woman whose body was discovered washed up on a beach in the Maldives.

Sharon Duval, 42, from Kidlington, Oxfordshire, is believed to have been on her honeymoon with husband Nick when the death happened.

A Maldives Police Service spokesman said the body was found on a beach at the LH. Kuredhu Resort at 0030 local time on Saturday.

The Foreign office said it was "urgently investigating" the death.

A spokeswoman added: "We stand ready to provide consular assistance."

The Serious and Organised Crime Department of Maldives Police Service is also conducting an investigation into the death.

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