Dorset

Man arrested over death of woman in Bournemouth

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Image caption The body of the woman was found in a flat in Avon Close

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was discovered at a flat in Bournemouth.

The woman, who police said was in her 40s, was found dead in Avon Close on Wednesday afternoon after she failed to arrive at work.

Police have released a photograph of a Peugeot 308 dark grey estate hire car, registration HN14 HWC, which they say is of "significant interest".

The arrested man, 52, who is known to the woman, is being questioned.

Police said the car has damage on the rear driver's side wheel arch, which was sustained from a previous accident, and may have been driven in Dorset or Hampshire between 16:00 GMT on Tuesday and 22:00 on Wednesday.

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Image caption Police want to trace a dark grey Peugeot 308 estate hire car, registration HN14 HWC
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Image caption The car has sustained damage from a previous accident, police said
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Image caption The vehicle may have been driven in Dorset or Hampshire between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday night

Stewart Balmer, the senior investigating officer, said: "We are still building a picture of exactly what happened.

"If anyone saw or heard anything suspicious in the Avon Close area please get in touch."

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