Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman was found dead in a Ryedale village.
Officers were called to a home in Thornton-le-Dale, near Pickering, shortly before 12pm today (5 January 2022).
They sealed off the property. Many police cars and ambulances went to the scene.
Tonight a North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “We can confirm that a woman was found deceased at the property and this is currently being treated as a murder investigation.
“A man has been arrested and investigations are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.
“A scene guard is currently in place and is expected to remain for some time.”
If you have any information you want to give to officers then call 101 and quote reference number 12220002314.