THE body of a woman in her 20s has been found in a reservoir.

Police said they were alerted at around 6pm on Wednesday by a member of the public out walking who said they had spotted a lifeless body in Rivington Lake, near Chorley.

Officers and paramedics attended and the woman’s body was recovered from the water.

A spokesman for Lancashire police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident and a file had been passed to the coroners’ office.

The identity of the deceased has not been disclosed but she is believed to be from the Horwich or Bolton area.