Murder investigation launched after death of woman in town near York
Police have launched a murder investigation tonight (Sunday) after a woman was found dead in Market Weighton.
Police were called to Aspen Close, a quiet cul-de-sac in the town, at around 4.05pm following reports of a concern for safety of a woman.
A Humberside Police spokesperson said: “Upon attending, sadly it was discovered that a woman had died and we have now opened a murder investigation.
Aspen Close, Market Weighton
“The victim’s family are currently being supported by specially trained officers and are thoughts remain with them at this very sad time.”
A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody whilst detectives continue their inquiries.
Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) Doug Blackwood said: “We understand that a tragic incident of this nature will cause shock and concern to the local community, but I would like to reassure people that this is an isolated incident between individuals known to each other with no wider risk to members of the public.
“Those living in the area can expect to see an increased number of officers over the coming days whilst a scene guard remains in place and we continue with our investigation.
“I would encourage anyone with any information, or anyone with any concerns to please come and speak to us.
People call Humberside Police on 101 quoting log 326 of 5 March. Or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”