Dorset

Portland murder: Police granted more time with suspect

Park Road, Portland
Image caption The island, which is connected by a causeway, lies five miles (8km) south of Weymouth

Police have been given an extra 36 hours to question a woman in connection with a suspected murder in Dorset.

The 44-year-old woman, from Devon, was arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in Portland early on Wednesday morning.

Police and ambulance crews were called to a home in Park Road after a member of the public raised the alarm.

A man, thought to be in his 40s, was pronounced dead. Police are looking for witnesses.

Det Ch Insp Kevin Connolly said: "There is also a Tesco supermarket near to the address and I would urge any staff working through the night to think carefully about anything they may have witnessed.

"Any information could help us with this investigation."

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