Police say death of woman found in Sheffield river not suspicious

A body was found in the River Don near Warren Street
A body was found in the River Don near Warren Street
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Police have said the death of a woman whose body was found in the River Don is not believed to be suspicious.

South Yorkshire Police are continuing their investigations into the incident following the discovery of the woman’s body earlier this week.

Her body was found in the River Don close to Warren Street in Attercliffe, with officers called out about the discovery at around midday on Wednesday

The woman’s body was found close to the Five Weirs Walk area of Attercliffe.

Officers were in the area for several hours following the discovery.

Police were initially uncertain about the gender of the person whose body was found, but have now confirmed it was a woman.

The age of the woman has not yet been revealed and she is yet to be formally identified, although a post-mortem examination has taken place.

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said: “A post-mortem examination has been carried out and at this time, police do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

“The woman has not yet been formally identified and officers are awaiting the results of further forensic tests.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101.

Last month, a body of a man was found alongside the River Don in Doncaster, close to a spot near to Friars Gate.