Murder inquiry after woman found dead at farm

Humberside Police is investigating after the murder of a 59-year-old woman. The body of Fiona Southwell was found at a farm in Seaton near Hornsea on Friday July 15. Officers have arrested a 21-year-old man.

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Police appeal after East Yorkshire murder

Detectives appeal for information after the murder of Fiona Southwell
The remote farm where Fiona Southwell's body was found Credit: ITV News

“Fiona Southwell’s death is being treated as suspicious and a team of detectives from the Major Incident Team and other departments are carrying out a large number of enquiries to establish how she died and identify the those responsible.

“We are supporting the victims’ family and keeping them informed about developments in the case.

“There has been an arrest in connection with the murder, however we still need the public’s help in piecing together the circumstance of Fiona’s death.

“I would specifically like to speak to anyone using the old railway track between Hull and Hornsea between 7am and 7pm on Friday 15 July who may have seen something suspicious or untoward.

“The track passes the farm and is well used by cyclists and walkers and would urge people using the track to call us think if they can help. Your information no matter how small could hold the key to establishing the circumstances of Fiona Southwell’s death.

“Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log 517 of 15/07/6 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Tony Cockerill

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