Woman found dead on Morecambe beach named

Officers search Morecambe's central beach on Saturday, August 10, after a woman's body was found on the sands. The windbreaks on the left were used to shield the body from view.

Officers search Morecambe's central beach on Saturday, August 10, after a woman's body was found on the sands. The windbreaks on the left were used to shield the body from view.

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A woman found dead on Morecambe beach on Saturday morning has been named.

The body of 51-year-old Susan Alston was found at around 5.30am on the beach near Morecambe’s clock tower.

A large section of Morecambe Promenade and its central beach was closed off following the discovery.

Police are treating the death and “unexplained” and believe Ms Alston, from Lancaster had been on a night out with friends on Friday evening.

The officer leading the enquiry, Detective Supt Neil Esseen, said: “We are currently treating the death of Susan as unexplained.

“Her family have been informed and are obviously desperate to find out what happened to her.

“So far we have established that the last sighting of Susan was at 2am this morning on Pedder Street, Morecambe and we really need anyone who may have seen her after this time to come forward and speak to us, so that we can piece together events and bring comfort to her family.

“It is vital that we establish how Susan came to be on the beach.”

Ms Alston is described as being white, around 5’2 with fair hair. She was wearing black trousers, black wedge platform shoes, a blue ‘sparkly’ top and a beige jacket.

Any witnesses or anybody who may have any information is asked to call police on 101.