Appeal to identify woman found on Morecambe beach

Monday, August 19, 2019

We are appealing for information to help identify a woman who has died.

Police were called around 7am on Thursday (August 15) by the Ambulance Service after reports a woman had been found unresponsive on Morecambe beach, close to Battery car park.

She was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary for treatment but sadly died. Her death is not being treated as suspicious and a file has been passed to the coroner.

Despite making a number of enquiries, police are yet to formally identify her and are appealing for information.

The woman is described as white, aged in her 60s, 5ft to 5ft 2in tall, of slim build with shaved, mousey-brown hair.

She was wearing thick, brown glasses with rectangular frames. The woman was described as wearing a dark-coloured jacket with a cream-coloured fur lined hood.

PC Dave Pinnington, of Morecambe Police, said: "We are appealing for anyone with information about this woman to come forward.

"She was found by dog walkers close to the Beach café, which is at the start of the Sandylands area of Heysham, a short distance from Battery car park.

"Sadly, despite the best efforts of emergency services, she died later that day.

"We believe she could be called Joan Wilson, but have not had this confirmed. We understand she lived in a black and blue pop-up tent near the beach and might have frequented the prom area and Morrisons on Central Drive.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who knows this woman and can identify her."

If you know the woman or have any information, please call 101 or email quoting log 0240 of August 15.

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