A PCSO in her 50s has been found dead in Kent woodland as detectives investigate her “suspicious” death.
Officers were called shortly after 4pm on Tuesday to Akholt Wood in the Aylesham Road area of Snowdown, near Dover.
They found the body of a woman, aged in her 50s, who is a serving Kent Police PCSO.
Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are conducting enquiries to establish the circumstances and are treating her death as suspicious.
Dozens of police cars were seen heading to the scene this morning. No arrests have been made at this time.
Assistant Chief Constable of Kent Police Tom Richards said: "Officers are carrying out a number of lines of enquiry to establish the circumstances and people in the Snowdown area will see an increased police presence as a result.
"It saddens me to confirm that the victim was a serving PCSO for Kent Police and whilst there is a full and thorough investigation underway our thoughts also remain with her family, friends and colleagues.
"It is vitally important that anyone who was in the area on Monday and Tuesday who may have seen something suspicious gets in touch with us.
"We’re particularly keen to speak to those who regularly visit the area who may have seen something out of place and those who drove by who have dashcam footage.
"We would advise anyone in the area to remain vigilant until the full circumstances of the death are established."
Officers are keen to speak to anyone in the area on Monday or Tuesday who may have seen something unusual or suspicious.
Anyone with information should call 0800 0514526 or can submit video footage online.
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