The body of a woman has been found at a property in County Durham.  

Officers from Durham Police were called to an address in Oswald Court, Durham, in the early hours of Thursday (August 4) morning after reports that a woman had been found unresponsive.

After arriving on the scene, specialist officers found a 40-year-old woman dead inside the property.

An investigation into the incident has been launched - with crime scene investigators seen at the property for most of the day on Thursday. 

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On Friday (August 5), Durham Police confirmed the death of the woman and said that it is not being treated as suspicious.

A file will now be made for the coroner.

As it stands, the force has not released details on the woman's identity.

A spokesperson for Durham Police said: "Police attended an address in Oswald Court, in Durham, in the early hours of yesterday morning (August 4) following reports that a woman had been found unresponsive.

"Sadly a 40-year-old woman was found dead inside the property on arrival. Her death is not being treated as suspicious, and a file is being prepared for the coroner."

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