South East Wales

Usk murder: Man held after 78-year-old woman's body found

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a 78-year-old woman was found at a home in Monmouthshire.

Gwent Police say officers were called to an address in the Usk area at about 18:50 GMT on Saturday.

The force confirmed the woman was local to the area and her cause of death was being investigated.

Her family has been informed while a 48-year-old man is in custody and helping police with their inquiries.

Det Ch Insp Richard Williams said: "This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family of the deceased at this very difficult time.

"Our investigation will establish exactly what happened and I can confirm that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident."

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