Woman's body found in Stafford town centre
A woman has been found dead in Stafford town centre.
Police closed Bridge Street after the woman's body was found at around 6.40am today.
The death of the 53-year-old is not being treated as suspicious, Staffordshire Police confirmed this afternoon. She is yet to be formally identified.
Staffordshire Police had urged people to avoid the road, between Greengate Street and Newport Road, while investigations continue.
The road had reopened by mid-afternoon.
A spokesman for the force said: "We can now confirm that the body found in Stafford town centre this morning was that of a 53-year-old woman.
"She has not been formally identified at this time and officers are working to inform her relatives.
"A post mortem is expected to be held later this week but her death is not being treated as suspicious."
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