THE body of a woman has been found on the shore in Southampton, it has been revealed.

The remains of the 24-year-old were discovered on the the River Itchen shoreline at Hazel Road in the Woolston area of the city.

The woman has been identified and her family have been told. Police also added there was no missing person's investigation related to this discovery.

In a statement, a police spokesperson said: "Hampshire Constabulary was called by South Central Ambulance Service at just after 8am on Sunday, August 17 to a report of a woman’s body which had been found on the River Itchen shoreline near to Hazel Road in Woolston.

"The body was subsequently identified as that of a 24-year-old woman from Southampton.

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