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Teenager arrested on suspicion of murdering woman

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman, police said.

The teenager was held after officers went to an address in Benville Road, Weymouth, Dorset, after reports that a woman had been hurt.

When police arrived at the property at 1.06pm they found the woman's body.

Dorset Police said the woman's death was being treated as suspicious and officers - helped by the force helicopter - searched the area.

Police also conducted house-to-house inquiries in and around Benville Road and a cordon was placed around the property while forensic experts examined the scene.

I can confirm that Dorset Police has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the deceased woman.

– Detective Inspector Marcus Hester