A BODY has been located at a block of flats following a blaze, it has emerged.

Fire crews from across Berkshire were sent to Highmead Close following reports of a fire at around 3pm on Monday.

Teams remained on the scene throughout the evening and the body of a woman was located as part of a search of the building.

Thames Valley Police officers remain on the scene.

A police spokesman said: "The body of a woman has been located inside the address, although the circumstances of the fire are currently unknown and being investigated.

"The scene watch remains in place while investigations continue.

"The death is being treated as unexplained, but not believed to be suspicious.

"The family of the deceased woman have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers

"A file is being prepared for the coroner."