Cumbria

Kirkby Stephen murder arrest after woman's body found

Scene of body find
Image caption Cumbria Police cordoned off the area

A woman's body has been discovered in a lane in Cumbria.

Officers were called to Black Bull Lane in Brough, Kirkby Stephen, just before 08:00 GMT after the woman, believed to be in her 40s, was found.

A 48-year-old man has been arrested and is in custody being questioned on suspicion of murder.

Detectives have cordoned off the area which is being examined by crime scene investigators, Cumbria Police confirmed.

A police spokeswoman said: "At this stage the death is being treated as suspicious and unexplained.

"An investigation has been launched and officers will be working to formally identify the woman and inform her immediate family."

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