West Yorkshire Police have issued an appeal for information following the discovery of a woman’s body in Waterloo Lake, situated within Roundhay Park, Leeds.

Shortly after 6am this morning, the police received a call regarding a member of the public who had observed a body in the water at Waterloo Lake.

Emergency services promptly arrived at the scene and identified the deceased woman. She was formally pronounced dead on site.

Officers are now actively pursuing inquiries to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident and to ascertain the woman’s identity.

The woman is described as having dark hair, and was found wearing a black top, black shorts, black knee-high socks, and black boots.

At present, the cause of death remains unexplained, pending the results of a post-mortem examination.

Detective Chief Inspector James Entwistle, of Leeds District Police said; “Our enquiries are at an early stage, and we would like to hear from anyone who has any information that may assist with our investigation.”

“We would like to speak to anyone who was in the Roundhay Park area this morning or overnight who may have seen a woman matching the description above and has not yet spoken with police.”

“A police cordon will be in place for some time, whilst we continue with our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting log number 329 of 9th September.