The body of a woman believed to have been found in her flat at Tolpuddle Gardens, Throop, six years after she died, is yet to be formally identified.

The discovery was made at the end of last month after bailiffs gained entry to the property to recover unpaid debts.

A spokesman from the coroner’s office said DNA tests are being carried out in order to formally identify the deceased woman, who has been named locally as Anne Leitrim.