Body of Irish woman, 74, missing from Blackpool is found on beach
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Body of Irish woman, 74, missing from Blackpool is found on beach

POLICE searching for an elderly Irish woman missing from Blackpool in England have found a body.

Aileen Rourke, 74, was last seen at around 10am on Thursday, November 8 in the Lytham Road area of Blackpool.

A woman’s body was found on the beach at Walney Nature Reserve in Milnthorpe, Cumbria on November 16.

The body has since been identified as that of Ms Rourke.

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Her death is not being treated as suspicious and a file has been passed to the coroner.

“Our thoughts are with Aileen’s family and friends at this extremely sad and difficult time,” said a police spokesperson.

“Thank you to everyone who took the time to share our appeals.”