Tyne & Wear

Man arrested after woman's death in Newcastle

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 41-year-old woman died in Newcastle.

Police were called to a house on Tewkesbury Road, in the Lemington area of the city, at 20:00 GMT on Saturday where they found an injured woman.

She was taken to hospital where she later died. A 52-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police said the incident had been referred to the IPCC as the woman had been in contact with them earlier.

A police spokesperson said: "Local officers are out and about in the area, but we'd like to reassure people that the victim and the arrested man were known to each other."

The arrested man is being held in police custody.

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