Police on Tyneside are investigating after a woman's body was recovered from the sea in South Shields.
The alarm was raised by the Coastguard at 12:37pm on Wednesday, January 22.
Police want anyone who may have seen a woman near to the edge of the South Tyne pier to contact them.
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