Woman found dead on north Devon beachStock photo, Westward Ho! beach: Getty


A woman has been found dead on Westward Ho! beach in north Devon.

The 31-year-old's body was found on the beach on Saturday; it is though she had been sleeping rough in a car for several weeks.

Police said her clothed body was found by a dog walker at around 9.20am on Saturday.

Her body was initially taken to Westward Ho! coastguard station by a coastguard crew.

Devon and Cornwall police said the death was not currently being treated as suspicious, but instead as unexplained.

Westward Ho! businessman Rob Braddick told This Is North Devon: "It is being talked about but no one seems to know much. I had noticed a young woman sleeping in her car around the village for the last couple of months and hadn't noticed her again since the weekend so I didn't know if it was her."

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