York murder suspect released on bail

A police officer at the Fourth Avenue entrance to Claire Lucas's flat in July 2018
4 Jul 2018 @ 10.27 am
| Crime, News

A man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail while police continue their inquiries.

The murder investigation was launched after the discovery of a woman’s body on Monday (July 2).

The woman, named locally as Claire Lucas, was found in her flat on Fourth Avenue by police after her brother and work colleagues became worried about her whereabouts.

Police spent much of Tuesday at the property, where forensic teams were examing the crime scene. Residents in adjoining flats had to find an alternative place to stay while the investigation continued.

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Bins behind the flats were also part of the crime scene
A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said today:

A man arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in York has been released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.

The 35-year-old man, who was arrested after the body of a 25-year-old woman was found in a property on Fourth Avenue, York at 1pm on Monday 2 July, will answer bail at a later date.

Witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation are urged to contact North Yorkshire Police.

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Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and ask for the Force Control Room
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