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Murder inquiry after woman's body found at Falkirk house

Springfield Drive
Image caption Officers are carrying out door-to-door inquiries after the woman's body was found at Springfield Drive

Police Scotland have launched a murder investigation after the body of a woman was found at a house in Falkirk.

Officers were called to Springfield Drive just after midnight after the woman's body was found in a bedroom.

The death is being treated as suspicious as officers work to establish her identity and the cause of death.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland confirmed that a man had been detained in connection with the incident.

Local area commander Ch Insp Mandy Paterson said: "Our inquiries into how the woman died are ongoing, and detectives and forensic officers are carrying out a thorough investigation at the scene.

"For this particularly quiet area within the community this will be an unsettling time, however, I can confirm that we currently have a man in police custody.

"I would ask residents to be patient with us while we carry out the necessary door-to-door inquiries and we are committed to returning the area to normality as soon as possible."

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