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Woman found dead on Lincolnshire beach had drowned

Sylvia Sherwood
Image caption Ms Sherwood was last seen on 23 January

An elderly woman found dead on a Lincolnshire beach died from drowning, a post-mortem examination has confirmed.

The body of Sylvia Sherwood was found on a beach in Saltfleet on Friday after she had been missing for almost a week.

Police said the 84-year-old had not been seen since she left her home in Cottingham in East Yorkshire on 23 January.

Ms Sherwood's death is not believed to be suspicious, police added.

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