Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Murder inquiry into woman's death on Isle of Wight

Police activity at Isle of Wight house
Image caption Forensic examinations have been carried out at the house in Ryde

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman on the Isle of Wight.

Police were called to an address in St John's Road, Ryde, shortly after 01:30 BST where a woman from the island, aged in her late 50s, was found dead.

A 53-year-old man from the Isle of Wight was arrested at the address shortly afterwards.

Police have until Saturday afternoon to hold him in custody. The property has been sealed off.

Police said they had informed next of kin.

A post-mortem examination was being carried out on Friday evening.

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