Police have launched an investigation after the body of a woman was found on Hunstanton beach on Friday night.

Officers were called to Seagate Road in the town at about 11.45pm after a member of the public found the body opposite the Sea Life Centre.  

A police cordon was put in place while initial enquiries were carried out.

It was lifted at 10am the following morning.

Police could be seen combing the beach for information on Saturday.

The death is being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death.

A police spokesman said that the woman has not yet been identified and that enquiries are ongoing.

The Sea Life Centre is located close to the town’s beach in an area that is popular with tourists and locals during the day but is usually deserted at night.