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Ambleside murder investigation

A murder investigation is underway following the death of a 77 year old woman in the Lake District.

Cumbria police were called to a property in the village of Outgate near Ambleside on Tuesday 21st August at around 10:00 pm. They had received reports that a woman had been assaulted. Despite efforts of the ambulance service the woman was pronounced dead.

A 48 year old man who's related to the victim was arrested nearby following a search involving police dogs and a helicopter.

He's now being held on suspicion of murder.

Police are working to formally identify the woman and were keen to reassure the public that crimes of this nature are rare in the county.

John Bevir has been following the story and sent this report from the scene.