Northumbria Police have launched a murder inquiry after a woman was found dead this afternoon in a house near Blyth.
Officers say that this is also connected to a car crash which happened earlier in Shiremoor, a few miles away from the address in Holywell.
A woman crashed into a lamp post and is now being treated in hospital for serious injuries.
Officers say that the two women knew each other.
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