A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a woman inside a house in Cramlington, Northumberland.
Officers say they were informed of the death of a woman inside a house at Byrness Row at 4:19am today.
Northumbria Police say a man, aged 56, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is helping police with enquiries.
Police say the woman was 52 and was pronounced dead at the scene.
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