THE body of a woman found at Grange at the weekend has been formally identified.

Police have confirmed the body of Ann Warren, 69, of Hampsfell Road, Grange, was found after a search.

There are no suspicious circumstances at this stage. A police spokesman said her body was found at around 11.20am on December 19.

She had previously been reported missing. A multi-agency search involving police, ambulance, mountain rescue and coastguard services was stood down.

The teams met up at Grange train station and a lost and missing persons search plan was created.

Furness Coastguard explained that the search escalated and required other resources, which became a multi-agency incident involving the Morecambe RNLI Hover Station, Cumbria Police, Kendal Mountain Rescue Team, Bay Search & Rescue, North West Ambulance Service and Ulverston Inshore Rescue.