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A woman has been found dead at Walpole Bay in Margate.

Police were called to a report of a body being discovered on a lower promenade in the area of Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville at around 7.30am.

Officers attended the scene alongside forensics and ambulance crews.

A body has been found at Walpole Bay. Pic: Pic: Samantha Hawkesford
A body has been found at Walpole Bay. Pic: Pic: Samantha Hawkesford

The area was taped off.

Police are still trying to identify the woman and establish the circumstances of her death.

Emergency services were called. Pic: Samantha Hawkesford
Emergency services were called. Pic: Samantha Hawkesford

An ambulance spokesman said: "I can confirm that ambulance crews attended the area of Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville, this morning (20 Sept) after reports a body had been discovered.

"Sadly a woman was pronounced dead at the scene."

Forensics were called to the scene. Pic: Donna Bailey
Forensics were called to the scene. Pic: Donna Bailey

Anyone who was in the area earlier today, between around 6am and 7.30am, and may have information, is asked to call police on 01843 222289 quoting 20-171.

It is the second tragedy on Kent's coastline, after a man in his 80s was found dead on Hythe seafront earlier today.

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