Woman's body found in Stakeford, Northumberland

Police are investigating a woman's death in Northumberland. Credit: ITV News

Police in Northumberland have launched an investigation after the death of a woman in Stakeford, near Ashington.

At 6.48pm on Thursday, November 9, police received a report of concern for a woman at an address in Woodhorn Drive in Stakeford.

Police officers had to force their way into the property, where they then found the body of a woman.

She has been identified as Lisa Alderton, aged 36, from Woodhorn Drive, Stakeford.

A police spokesman said an investigation is ongoing into how the woman died, although there is not believed to have been any third party involvement.