Arrest in murder investigation

Weymouth murder investigation
Police outside the block of flats at Fiveways Photo: Dorset News Service

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman in Weymouth. The teenager was held after officers attended an address at Benville Road in Fiveways, after reports that a woman had been injured.

Officers discovered the woman's body just after 1pm yesterday. Police have been carrying out house-to-house inquiries in and around Benville Road and a cordon was been put in place around the property while forensic experts examined the scene.

Weymouth murder investigation
A forensics officer behind the police cordon Credit: Dorset News Service

Detective Inspector Marcus Hester said: "I can confirm that Dorset Police has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the deceased woman.

Weymouth murder investigation
Armed officers were close to the scene Credit: Dorset News Service

"As a result, members of the public may have noticed increased police activity within the Weymouth area. This incident is not connected to the Olympic preparations currently ongoing in Weymouth and Portland."