Murder detectives are appealing to anyone who may have seen a woman drunk at a bus stop before she was murdered yesterday.
Police were called to an address in Christchurch, Dorset, at around 2.45am this morning and found a 37-year-old woman dead at the scene.
Officers have arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of murder and the woman’s family have been informed.
Police were called to an address in Christchurch (pictured), Dorset, at around 2.45am this morning and found a 37-year-old woman dead at the scene
Detective Inspector Rich Dixey said: ‘We are particularly keen to speak to two people who came to the aid of a woman aged in her 30s who was apparently intoxicated by the bus stop outside Lloyds Bank in Southbourne Grove between around 8pm and 10pm last night.
‘These people may have offered to call an ambulance for the woman.
The address, in the Park Gardens residential area of Christchurch, where a one-bedroom flat is worth around £115,000, remains cordoned off as officers continue to gather evidence.
DI Dixey added: ‘Following the discovery of the woman’s body early this morning, we have launched a murder investigation.
‘We are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish exactly what happened at the address in Park Gardens.
‘A cordon has been put in place to allow crime scene investigators to examine the scene and officers are also carrying out house-to-house enquiries in the area.
‘I am appealing to anyone with information about this incident, or who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the Park Gardens area last night or early this morning, to please contact us as soon as possible.
‘There will be an increased police presence in the area as this investigation continues and local officers can be approached with any concerns.’
Officers say the detained man is assisting police with their enquiries and the woman’s family have been made aware (stock of police)
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