Lancashire

Burnley woman found dead was asphyxiated

Crime scene and Nicola Haworth Image copyright BBC/Lancashire Police
Image caption Nicola Haworth was found dead on Friday

A woman found dead at her home was asphyxiated, a post-mortem examination has found.

Thirty-three-year-old Nicola Haworth's body was found by police at a house in Wilton Street, Burnley, on Friday.

Her nine-month-old daughter was discovered unharmed and taken to a "place of safety", Lancashire Police said.

A Burnley man, 34, held on suspicion of murder, has been detained under the Mental Health Act in a secure unit.

The woman's family have paid tribute to her.

"My sister was a beautiful woman who was a caring, loving, remarkable person. She was a fantastic mummy, sister and aunty," said her brother Robert Haworth.

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