Thatcham murder inquiry: Man arrested over woman's death

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Image caption The 25-year-old was found in Park Avenue, Thatcham, Berkshire, on Tuesday morning

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a street.

The 25-year-old was found in Park Avenue, Thatcham, Berkshire, after police were called at 02:05 GMT.

Thames Valley Police said officers arrived before paramedics and arrested the man, from Thatcham, at the scene.

Det Supt Ian Hunter said: "Members of the public should feel free to approach officers if they have any concerns."

Police said detectives believed the incident had taken place outside.

Det Supt Hunter, of the force's major crime unit, added: "I understand that this incident will cause concern in the community, but I would like to reassure people that we are carrying out a thorough investigation and that we have made an arrest in connection with it."

Image caption Forensic officers are working at the scene

BBC South Today's James Ingham, at the scene

A bunch of red roses have been placed by a police cordon where the 25-year-old woman was found.

The message with them says simply: "In memory of the greatest mummy and loving girlfriend".

Forensic officers are working behind a blue tent at the end of an alleyway, between houses.

This is a residential area, just a few metres away from Thatcham Park Primary School, where children are playing.

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