Two bodies discovered close to River Thames in Essex

Two bodies have been found near the River Thames in Essex, police said.

Officers were called to Wharf Road in Grays shortly before 7.30am after a woman's body was discovered in the water. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

While there, police found a second body nearby.

They do not believe the deaths are linked and are treating them as separate incidents.

Both discoveries are being "treated as non-suspicious", Essex Police said.

Several police cars, a fire engine and an ambulance were seen in the car park of The Wharf pub.

Manager Dawn Gregory told Essex Live it was "so sad" and a "horrible loss for anybody".

A file will be prepared for the coroner, the force said.