Murder inquiry after County Durham woman dies

Susan Ann Forster
Image caption Susan Forster was a mother-of-four

A man has been arrested after the death of a 51-year-old County Durham woman.

Emergency services were called to Gurlish West, Coundon, near Bishop Auckland, in the early hours by a concerned neighbour.

Susan Ann Forster, a mother-of-four, was found with serious injuries and despite receiving medical attention, was confirmed dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place later. The 62-year-old man is being held on suspicion of murder.

Scenes of crime officers are carrying out an examination of the terraced property and an incident room has been set up.

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