Merseyside Police can confirm officers attended at a property in Southport this morning (Thursday, 3 January 2013) following a report of a woman found hanging.

Emergency services were called at around 5.30am to Guildford Road, Southport.

On arrival, the body of a woman, believed to be in her 50s, was found in the rear garden of a property.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

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

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