Two bodies discovered close to River Thames in Essex

13 February 2020, 14:42 | Updated: 13 February 2020, 15:36

Two bodies have been found near the River Thames in Essex, police said.

Officers were called to Wharf Road in Grays shortly before 7.30am after a woman's body was discovered in the water. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

While there, police found a second body nearby.

They do not believe the deaths are linked and are treating them as separate incidents.

Both discoveries are being "treated as non-suspicious", Essex Police said.

Several police cars, a fire engine and an ambulance were seen in the car park of The Wharf pub.

Manager Dawn Gregory told Essex Live it was "so sad" and a "horrible loss for anybody".

A file will be prepared for the coroner, the force said.