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Leicester death: Man, 47, arrested after woman found dead at home in quiet street

Police said officers were called to the property in North Evington, Leicester, just after 8.05pm on Monday night and found a body – a man has since been arrested.

Leicestershire Police were called to a residential street in a suburb

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a property last night.

Police were called to a residential address in the quiet suburb of North Evington, Leicester, just after 8.05pm on Monday to find a woman dead. They arrested a 47-year-old man, who remains in police custody where he is being questioned by detectives. The property remains cordoned off while officers carry out inquiries at the scene.



Detective Chief Inspector Mark Sinski, of Leicestershire Police, is leading the investigation. He said: “A team of detectives are continuing to work to understand what happened and a cordon will remain in place while we thoroughly examine the scene. We currently have a man arrested in connection with the death and he continues to be interviewed by police. Family Liaison Officers have also been deployed to support the victim’s family during this extremely difficult and painful time.

“House to house inquiries are being carried out in the area and a CCTV trawl is being carried out in the area and if anyone has any footage or information that could help they are asked to get in touch. We understand that the incident may have caused some alarm in the community and we want to reassure you that this is an isolated incident. Local officers will be in the area to secure people.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or come forward online via the police website, quoting incident number 691 of May 13.