Body of young woman found at Norwich beauty spot

The body of a young woman has been found in Whitlingham Park, near Trowse.

A Broads Authority worker made the grim discovery in the water late yesterday afternoon.

Police say that at this stage they are not treating the death as suspicious but say the body was believed to be that of a woman aged in her mid 20s.

They were, however, unable to confirm whether it was the body of a Norwich woman, who has been missing for more than a month.

Lucy Woolrich, 26, also known as Lucy Flowers, who lives in the Tuckswood area of the city, was last seen on Saturday January 8, and there has been no sign of her since.

Since then, police have received a number of calls about her whereabouts, but have so far been unable to establish whether or not she is safe.

Miss Woolrich, left, was well known in Norwich having played guitar in several folk bands including Wurpy Quade.

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She lived alone in a flat in King Street.

An event had been organised to be held at Chapelfield Gardens tomorrow to hand out posters appealing for information about her whereabouts, but it remains to be seen whether the event will still go ahead.

Earlier this week friends of Miss Woolrich had set up appeals on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, issuing an appeal for her to get in touch.

Officers are continuing with investigations to try to determine the identity of the deceased and a post-mortem examination will be held in due course.