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Body found in Blakeney believed to be missing woman

Margaret Read Credit: Norfolk Police

The body of a woman discovered in water at Blakeney in North Norfolk is believed to be that of a missing woman from Norwich.

Officers were called to the scene yesterday (Wednesday 26 February) at approximately 3pm by the HM Coastguard and were assisted in the recovery by the RNLI Lifeboat.

Investigations continue but the death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage.

While formal identification procedures have yet to take place, police can confirm the woman is believed to be missing person Margaret Read, who was last seen in Norwich on Friday 21 February.


Norfolk sandwich terns thriving despite the weather

Sandwich tern in flight Credit: National Trust

Norfolk's sandwich terns are bucking the trend and thriving despite the cold and unsettled weather which has caused chaos for other wildlife this year according to the National Trust.

It says the long winter chill saw spring delayed and summer growth is still up to three weeks behind the norm.

The cool and changeable weather has caused winged insects to struggle, with a knock-on effect on plant pollination and a lack of food for birds.

But there were record number of sandwich terns nesting at Blakeney on the north Norfolk coast and craneflies, or daddy-long-legs, have been unusually numerous.