POLICE have identified the body of a woman found lying on a beach.

The woman, whose body was discovered in Bexhill in the early hours of last Thursday, has been named as Blessing Olusegun.

The 21-year-old was known to live in Middle Park Avenue, London.

Sussex Police say her death is not thought to be suspicious at this stage, though the cause remains unexplained.

A force spokesman said: “At 6.20am on Friday, September 18, the body of a woman was found lying on the beach at Bexhill near Galley Hill.

“The body was identified as that of Blessing Olusegun, 21, of Middle Park Avenue, London SE9.

“Police have been investigating the circumstances and the death is being treated as unexplained though not suspicious at this stage.

“A post-mortem took place on September 24 and further forensic tests are being carried out in order for the cause of death to be established. Police enquiries are continuing in liaison with the Coroner’s Officer.”