Tyne & Wear

Lisa Banks murder: Police arrest man, 46

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a North Shields barber shop.

The body of Lisa Jane Banks was found inside the Sole-O barber shop in Nile Street at about 11:20 BST on Sunday.

A post-mortem examination revealed the 46-year-old, who was pronounced dead at the scene, died as a result of multiple injuries.

Northumbria Police said a man, also aged 46, was later arrested in Whitley Bay and is currently in police custody.

The area around the shop remains cordoned off and police have appealed for witnesses who were in the Nile Street area on Saturday afternoon to contact them.

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