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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman’s body found in Leicester home

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman’s body was found at a property in Leicester.

Police were called to the Bolsover Street property shortly after 8.05pm on Monday and discovered the body.

A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody, where he is being questioned by detectives.

Leicestershire Police said the property will be cordoned off while officers make inquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Sinski, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit’s Crime Investigation Team, said: “A team of detectives are continuing to work to understand what happened and a cordon will remain in place while we investigate thoroughly 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 at this extremely difficult and distressing time.

“House to house inquiries and a CCTV trawl are 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 keep people safe.

“If anyone has any concerns they are asked to approach them or contact 101.”