Murder inquiry in Leicester after woman's body found

Mayfield Road, Leicester
Image caption Police said further tests would be needed to determine the exact cause of the woman's death

Police have begun a murder investigation after the body of a woman was found at a flat in Leicester.

The woman, believed to be in her 40s, was discovered at the property in Mayfield Road on Sunday afternoon.

The results of an initial post-mortem examination were inconclusive, so further tests will have to be carried out, Leicestershire Police said.

A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

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