Death of woman found in Lincoln river not suspicious

The death of a woman whose body was found in the River Witham in Lincoln is not being treated as suspicious by police.

An investigation was launched after a report at around 11am on Saturday, December 27 of a body in the water close to the Newark Road Bridge and the Plough public house.

The area where the body was found and where police are investigating. Map data: Google

The area where the body was found and where police are investigating. Map data: Google

The Lincolnshire Police Underwater Search team recovered the body of the 69-year-old local woman.

Officers confirmed that as her death is not being treated as suspicious the name of the woman will not be released.

A file is being prepared for the coroner and an inquest will be held in due course.