Body of a woman found in Avenham Park

Posted on - 25th November, 2017 - 2:33pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The man's body was found near to one of the park's bridges Pic: Tony Worrall
The woman’s body was found near to one of the park’s bridges Pic: Tony Worrall

A pathway by the River Ribble was closed off near Avenham Park during Saturday morning after the body of a woman was discovered.


Preston Police were called around 9am on Saturday (25 November).

Parkrunners lining up on the northern side of the river for the weekly Preston Parkrun reported seeing a police cordon in place and a body covered.

Update: Tribute paid to woman found dead near Avenham Park

The police helicopter was called out and was circling over Penwortham during the incident.

The woman is understood to be in her 50s.

A statement from Lancashire Police said: “Her death is currently being treated as unexplained.

“The woman has yet to be formally identified and investigations are underway to establish how and when she died.”

Read more: Watch a stunning aerial view of Avenham and Miller Park

Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area of the footbridge and seen a middle aged woman to contact them on 101 quoting log ref LC-2017-1125-0362.

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