Body found in Newcastle

Northumbria Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman was found dead in a house in Newcastle.

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Northumbria Police: "Individuals involved were known to each other"

Northumbria Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman was found dead in a house in Newcastle.

Police say those involved were known to each other.

"Northumbria Police is in the very early stages of this investigation.

"It appears at this stage that the individuals involved were known to each other and that there is no cause for wider community concern.

"Northumbria Police has extra officers on patrol in the area in order to provide reassurance and assist with the investigation."

– Newcastle Area Command Chief Superintendent Gary Calvert

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Police launch murder investigation after death at house in Gosforth

Northumbria Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman was found dead in a house in Newcastle.

Police say they were made aware of concerns about the welfare of a woman inside a house in the Gosforth area of Newcastle just after 11am today.

Police attended the address where a 50-year-old woman was found with unexplained injuries. She was declared dead at the scene.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

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