A WOMAN'S body has been pulled from the canal near Kidderminster, police have confirmed.

Following reports from a member of public, officers found a body between Wolverley Lock and Kidderminster yesterday (Saturday January 8) morning.

The canal path was closed until around 12.30pm yesterday.

The woman's death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "The woman was retrieved from the water, however was sadly confirmed dead at the scene.

"The next of kin has been informed and formal identification has taken place today (Sunday January 9).

"Her death is not being treated as suspicious at this time and our thoughts are with her family at what will be a very sad and upsetting time."