Guernsey

Man remains in custody over death in St Peter Port flat

Police officers investigating in the Bordage, St Peter Port
Image caption Support staff from Cornwall and Devon have been helping with the case

A 27-year-old Guernsey man remains in custody while police inquiries into a death continue.

Det Insp Phil Breban said the extended detention had been approved by the island's courts.

It follows the unexplained death of a 24-year-old woman who was found in a flat in the Bordage, St Peter Port, at about 20:30 on Saturday.

Det Insp Breban said formal identification of the woman, who is not local, had yet to take place.

He said the woman had lived in the island for a number of years and steps to contact her next of kin were continuing.

Det Insp Breban said the force had been helped by a Home Office pathologist and forensic support staff from Devon and Cornwall Police.

He said there was a significant amount of information on social networking sites and asked the public to be responsible in their use of such sites.

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