Man arrested on suspicion of murder following incident in Shildon

Police in County Durham are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Shildon on Tuesday night (30 March).

The force said officers were called following a disturbance at an address in Thornhill Gardens just after 5pm.

A man in his fifties has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Lawrence, of Durham Constabulary, said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this time.

DCI Lawrence added: “An investigation is now underway and I would encourage anyone with information that might assist our enquiries to get in touch.”