THE BODY of a young woman was found by police in Parkhurst Forest yesterday (Thursday).

Hampshire Constabulary officers had been called at 6.19pm following a concern for welfare of a woman in her 20s in Parkhurst Forest.

A spokesperson said: "Officers were deployed to the area and sadly located the body of a woman, who was declared deceased at the scene by paramedics.

"The woman’s next-of-kin have been informed.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner."