Murder arrest after woman found dead in Boldon

A man has been arrested after a woman was found dead on South Tyneside.

The body of the woman, whose name has not yet been released, was discovered by officers called to a house in Church View, Boldon, at 11:05 BST, following concern for an occupant.

Northumbria Police said the 32-year-old man was being held on suspicion of murder, and it was believed those involved were known to each other.

House to house inquiries are being carried out in the area.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "We want to hear from anyone who was in the area of Church View, Boldon between Thursday, 12 September and Friday, 13 September who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, or out of the ordinary."

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