Lancashire

Murder arrest after woman's body found at Nelson home

A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in east Lancashire.

Officers discovered the body at a property in Norfolk Street, Nelson, on Monday afternoon.

The body is believed to be that of a 34-year-old woman from the town, but she is yet to be formally identified.

A post-mortem examination to establish the cause of death is to take place on Tuesday. The man, from Nelson, remains in custody for questioning.

Det Supt Neil Esseen, of Lancashire Police, said: "We are in the very early stages of this investigation, but we are already following up a number of lines of inquiry.

"I would appeal to anybody who believes they have information which could assist with this inquiry to contact police."

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