Murder police reassure residents over Bracknell death

Police investigate the scene
Image caption Neighbourhood teams are patrolling the area where the woman's body was found

Murder detectives investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a Berkshire town have told residents it is a "rare" occurrence.

The woman, who was 43 and from the Bracknell area, was found in an underpass in Bay Drive, Bullbrook, Bracknell, on Sunday morning.

Ch Insp Simon Bowden said: "Incidents of this nature are rare in Bracknell."

A 28-year-old man remains in police custody having been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Paramedics were called to the scene at about 08:00 BST but the woman was declared dead at the scene.

'Avoid speculation'

Mr Bowden, said: "I would like to reassure the local community that a thorough investigation is underway and that people should avoid speculation until the full facts of the case are established."

Neighbourhood teams are patrolling the area and the underpass remains cordoned off while further inquiries are carried out, police said.

Mr Bowden continued: "We understand that the woman lived locally. However, a formal identification is yet to take place which may take some time as we believe that the victim's family live abroad."

Anyone with information about the woman's death is asked to contact Thames Valley Police.

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