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Letchworth death: Hitchin woman arrested on suspicion of murder

Ivel Court, Letchworth Image copyright South Beds News Agency
Image caption A woman was found dead at an address in Ivel Court, Letchworth

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering another woman in Hertfordshire.

The body of a woman, aged in her 20s, was found at an property in Ivel Court, Letchworth on Tuesday evening.

A 52-year-old woman from Hitchin has been detained and remains in police custody.

A cordon remains in place near the home while officers continue their investigation, Hertfordshire Police said.

Det Insp Fraser Wylie said: "Understandably the wider community may be concerned by what has happened but I would like to reassure people that we are fully investigating the circumstances.

"With this in mind it is important for us not to speculate to ensure the justice system can run its course."

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Image caption Police inquiries are continuing
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Image caption Police were called to Ivel Court, Letchworth, on Tuesday

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