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Murder investigation launched and an arrest made after woman found dead in Plymouth

Detectives have launched a murder investigation in Plymouth following the death of a woman on Saturday 29 July.

Officers were called to a property on Ilbert Street at around 4.15pm following reports of concern for the welfare of a woman.

Units forced entry to the address and emergency first aid was carried out but a woman in her 50s was confirmed deceased at the scene.

Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by officers.

A man in his 20s from Plymouth has been arrested on suspicion of murder and has been taken into police custody.

Force Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Jon Bancroft said: “Following concerns reported to us about the welfare of a woman, officers gained entry to a property where she was sadly confirmed deceased.

“The deceased and the suspect are believed to be known to each other and I would like to reassure the public that there is no wider risk associated with this incident and we are not seeking anyone else.

“There is a scene guard in place outside the address and officers will remain there over the coming days whilst initial enquiries as part of our investigation are carried out.”

(Source: Devon and Cornwall Police)

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