– Northumberland Chief Superintendent Dianne Winship
"We understand that this incident may cause concern for the local community and I would like to reassure residents that there is no risk to members of the public.
"The incident has happened inside a property and those involved are believed to have been known to each other.
"Local officers are out and about in the community to offer reassurance and aid the investigation."
The body of a woman has been found in a house in Cramlington, Northumberland.