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BREAKING: Murder investigation launched in Leicester

Investigation launched Credit: PA

Police have opened a murder investigation after a body was found in an alleyway in Leicester.

Officers were called to an alleyway off Cromer Street just after 9.30am this morning by a member of the public.

Forensic officers remain on the scene where the area off Cromer Street has been cordoned off. Areas in Mayfield Road and Lyme Street are also being examined.

A 50-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody for questioning.

Pair charged with murder of Bloxwich woman Susan Whiting

20-year-old Susan Whiting

Detectives investigating the death of Susan Whiting have charged a man and a woman with her murder.

Steven Beard, 34 of Rowland Avenue, Bentley and Julie Beard, 35 of Heather Close, Dudley Fields were charged this afternoon and will appear before Wolverhampton Magistrates court tomorrow.

Susan was reported missing on Monday after she had spent the night at a friend's house, but was not there when her mother went to collect her.

The pair were arrested on Tuesday following the discovery of Susan's body at a house on Heather Close. Detectives were granted extra time to question them.

A post mortem showed that Susan died from head injuries, it was revealed today.

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