Police have released the name of a woman whose death at a house in North Tyneside is being treated as murder.

Jillian Grant, of York Court, Wallsend, was aged 38.

Her body was found at an address on Tennyson Terrace, North Shields, on Christmas Day.

A man has been arrested.

"Enquiries to establish the circumstances around Jillian's death are ongoing and a 41 year old man remains under arrest in connection with the investigation. We believe those involved were known to each other. "Jillian's family are currently being supported by specialist liaison officers.

Det Ch Insp Helen Anderson, Northumbria Police