Dead woman found in Bracknell

Meridian understands that the body of a woman - believed to be in her 40s - has been found in an underpass in Bracknell in Berkshire.

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Renewed appeals on Bracknell death

Thames Valley Police is still appealing for witnesses as part of a murder inquiry in Bracknell.

The woman’s body was found at an underpass near Bay Drive, Bullbrook at 8am on May 27th.

It's thought the 43-year-old victim is local and was on foot when she was attacked. The underpass is still closed.

“We understand the victim lived locally. However, a formal identification is yet to take place which may take some time as we believe that the victim’s family live abroad.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Steve Tolmie

A 28-year-old man from Bracknell is still in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder

Police want to speak to anyone who was near the underpass from around 10pm on the Saturday night through till the early hours. They are trying to establish the exact circumstances of the death.

Chief Inspector Simon Bowden, local police commander for Bracknell, said: “I would like to reassure the local community that a thorough investigation is underway, and that people should avoid speculation until the full facts of the case are established.

“My neighbourhood teams are out in the local area providing local reassurance patrols. Incidents of this nature are rare in Bracknell and I would urge anyone with information who has not yet come forward to do so immediately."

– Chief Inspector Simon Bowden

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Murder investigation launched

Thames Valley Police has launched a murder investigation after the body of a young woman was found in an underpass in Bracknell in Berkshire.

Officers were called to an address in Bay Drive, Bullbrook just before 8am where they discovered a body of a woman in her twenties. She was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

There are currently road closures in place in the area as forensic scientists survey the scene.

"The woman was found at an underpass near Bay Drive and we are yet to determine the circumstances of her death.“We would urge anyone who was in or around the area in the early hours of this morning and may have seen anything is asked to please contact us as a matter of urgency.”

– Supt Paul Hayles, Thames Valley Police

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