Body of woman found in Nottingham alley sparks murder inquiry
The death of a woman in her 20s whose body was found in a Nottingham alleyway is being treated as murder.
The discovery was made at about 08:45 BST in an alleyway between two houses in Thorneywood Mount, in the St Ann's area.
Police officers have searched bins and gardens in the surrounding streets. A cordon put in place earlier has now been lifted.
Detectives have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Senior investigating officer Det Ch Insp Tony Heydon, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "A team of detectives are working on this inquiry, which we are now treating as the murder of a young woman.
"I am appealing for anyone who thinks they may have seen her during the night [on Friday] to contact us immediately."
The white woman was in her mid-20s with shoulder-length auburn hair, and was wearing blue jeans with a brown belt, a pink T-shirt with FCUK printed in black on the front, and pink-and-white trainers.
A post-mortem test to establish the cause of death has yet to take place.