THE BODY of a woman has been found in the River Kennet this morning, Thursday, July 18.

Police have closed a section of Kings Road between Watlington Street and Queen's Road following the discovery.

A call was made to police at around 5.45am to reports of a woman in the water.

A spokesman from Thames Valley Police said: "Officers attended the scene and entered the water and found that the woman was sadly deceased.

"At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

"A scene watch is in place whilst enquiries are ongoing."

A man who lives nearby, who didn't want to be named, said: "I was just walking back from my night shift and came across this.

"It's not what you expect to find on your way back from work."

More information to come as we get it.