The body of a woman has been found in water in Tollesbury.

Police were called at 7am this morning after reports a woman had gone missing.

A search was carried out and a body later found in water near Church Street in the village.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were called at around 7am to reports of a woman who had gone missing from an address in Tollesbury.

"We carried out a search and, sadly, found the body of a woman in water in near Church Street.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner."

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "We were called at 8.09am today to reports of someone not conscious or breathing near to the sea wall, in Tollesbury.

"An ambulance, rapid response vehicle, community first responder, ambulance officer, the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and the hazardous area response team (HART) attended.

"A woman was sadly dead on the arrival of crews."