Murder investigation launched after body of woman found near Gibraltar Point in Skegness

A murder investigation has been launched after a body of a woman was found near a coastal nature reserve.

Detectives say the body of the woman, believed to be missing 23-year-old Petra Ross, was found near Gibraltar Point, Skegness, Lincolnshire.

Ms Ross was reported missing on Friday 19 January.

A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and he remains in police custody.

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A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: "We have launched a murder investigation after the body of a woman was found near Gibraltar Point in Skegness.

"While formal identification has yet to take place, we believe this to be the body of 23-year-old Petra Ross, who was reported missing on Friday.

"Her family have been made aware. Inquiries are ongoing."

Gibraltar Point is an area of coastline to the south of Skegness.

It is home to a nature reserve and one of the oldest official bird observatories in Britain.