THE body of a woman in her 60s has been found in the River Foss in York.

Police were called to the river near Foss Bank at 8.15pm on Wednesday after a member of the public reported seeing what they thought was a body.

Detectives are treating the death as unexplained and a full investigation is underway. The area was cordoned off while police recovered the body and examined the scene.

The woman has not yet been formally identified and police are contacting her next of kin.

27 January Update: Police have today named the woman as Florence Vokes, 66, from Stillingfleet