Lancashire

Murder inquiry after woman's body found in Preston flat

The scene on Hazel Grove
Image caption The woman has not yet been formally identified

A murder investigation is under way in Preston after a woman's body was discovered at a block of flats by police responding to an emergency call.

Officers found the woman, aged in her 30s, at a flat on Hazel Grove in Ribbleton at about 1925 GMT on Monday.

Officers are trying to locate her next of kin to inform them of the death.

A man, 29, from Preston, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a second man, 27, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Det Ch Insp Andrea Barrow, of Lancashire police, said: "I would urge anyone who may have been in the area yesterday to think back if they saw anything at all suspicious to come forward and contact us."

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