Tyne & Wear

Choppington house fire murder probe sees man arrested

Choppington house fire death
Image caption The woman's body was found on Tuesday afternoon

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in a burning house in Northumberland.

Firefighters were called to an address in Meadowbank Drive, Choppington, at around 15:00 GMT on Tuesday where the body of a 48-year-old woman was found.

Northumbria Police said a 49-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being questioned.

A spokeswoman for the force said it was believed the man and woman knew each other.

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