Stoke & Staffordshire

Man arrested in Leek after woman's body found

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found at an address in Staffordshire.

Police were called to a house in Ladderedge, Leek, at about 11:30 BST.

The woman, thought to be in her 40s and living at the property, was pronounced dead at the scene, officers said.

Staffordshire Police said the man was arrested in Leek on Thursday afternoon and was being questioned over the death.

A cordon around the house is expected to remain in place overnight, while investigations continue at the scene.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place later.

Police appealed for anyone with information on the death to contact them.

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