Northamptonshire Police launch murder investigation after death of woman in Corby

Murder of a woman in Corby - Occupation Road. 63 year old man arrested. 
Credit: ITV News Anglia
Northamptonshire Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman's body was found at an address in Corby Credit: ITV News Anglia

A murder investigation has been launched after the sudden death of a woman.

Officers were called to an address on Occupation Road in Corby, Northamptonshire, shortly before 8.30am on Wednesday after reports of the death of a woman in her 50s.

A 63-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

A forensic post-mortem examination is due to take place at Leicester Royal Infirmary on Friday morning.

Police said a cordon would remain in place at the address while the investigation continued and house-to-house inquiries would be carried out in due course.

Det Ch Insp Adam Pendlebury said: “This is a tragic incident in which a woman has sadly lost her life and our thoughts are with her family at this time.

“We know incidents of this nature can be a cause of concern within the neighbourhood and wider community however, and I would like to offer our reassurance that we have a team of dedicated officers working at pace to establish what has happened.

“There will continue to be a police presence in the area over the next few days, including high-visibility patrols to offer reassurance and support to the local community. Anyone who has any concerns is encouraged to speak to an officer.”

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