Police identify body found in South Shields pond

Police officers at the pond, Temple Park, South Shields, where a woman's body was found.
Police officers at the pond, Temple Park, South Shields, where a woman's body was found.

Police have identified the woman who was found dead in a pond in South Shields.

Though officers know her identity, it has not been released to the public.

Police were called around 8am on Sunday morning over concerns a body was in a pond in Temple Memorial Park. Emergency services attended and the body of a woman was recovered.

Enquiries have been carried out and there is not believed to be any third party involvement in the death and a report will be prepared for the coroner.