Woman's body found on M25 after suspected hit and run

Police are appealing for witnesses after the body of a woman was found on the M25 in Surrey.

The woman is thought to have been walking on the road and she died after being hit by a vehicle.

Her body was found on the carriageway between junction 8 near Reigate and junction 10 near Wisley, shortly after 6.15 this morning.

The 36-year-old's family have been told but her identity is not being released.

Sergeant Andy Audsley from Surrey Police said: "We are trying to establish how the woman, who was a pedestrian, came to be injured in the carriageway. We believe that she may have been involved at some stage in a collision with a vehicle that did not stop at the scene.

"We are asking anyone who saw the woman, who was wearing a maroon coat and trousers, to call us immediately."

The road was closed and drivers are being asked to follow diversion signs.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting crime reference P20048965, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.