Woman’s body found in pond at South Shields park

A woman’s body was found in a pond in a park in South Shields early today.

Police were called to Temple Memorial Park at 8am after reports of a body in the pond.

The area was immediately cordoned off and police remain at the scene.

A force spokesman said: “Emergency services attended and the body of a woman was recovered.

“Inquiries are underway to identify the woman.”

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