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Woman dead in car after being shot in the neck

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found in a car with a gunshot wound to her neck.

Farmers Gate lies within a new housing estate in Newport Credit: Google Street View

Police said they had a number of reports of shots fired in Farmers Gate, in Newport, Shropshire, just before 11.15pm on Friday (26 January).

They arrived to find the woman, who was in her 50s, in the car. Paramedics went to the scene, but the woman was declared dead.

A 45-year-old man, from Newport, was arrested on farmland near Sutton. He is currently in hospital under police guard.

Officers said they found a shotgun at the scene of the arrest. They will be stepping up patrols in the area this weekend.

We are in the very early stages of our investigation and have a number of officers carrying out inquiries.

At this time we believe the suspect and the deceased were known to each other. Our thoughts are with the family of the victim; they will be offered support by specially trained officers.We will be stepping up patrols in the area overnight and over the weekend to provide reassurance to the community.

– Superintendent Sue Thomas, West Mercia Police