AN investigation has been launched after the body of a woman was found in a field near Langho.

Detectives are currently looking into the 'unexplained death' of the  42-year-old but do not believe it was suspicious.

The woman, believed to be a mother of one living locally, was found in a field between Old Langho Road and the A59 at 10am this morning.

The body of the woman has not yet been formally identified.

A post-mortem is set to take place in due course.

A police spokesman said: "We were contacted at around 10am today following a report that a body had been found in a field off Langho Old Road in Langho.

"Emergency Services attended and sadly a woman was found deceased.

"The body is yet to be identified and while the death is currently being treated as unexplained, it is not thought to be suspicious."

Anyone with information can call police on 101.