Murder probe after woman's body found in car in Widnes

Linda Bakewell
Image caption Linda Bakewell was reported missing on Friday

Police have started a murder investigation after the body of a woman was found in a car parked in a Cheshire street.

Linda Bakewell, from Prescot on Merseyside, was found dead in Shevington Walk, Widnes, at about 0820 GMT on Wednesday.

The 45-year-old had been reported missing on Friday.

A local man, 47, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, a spokeswoman for Cheshire Police said.

Ms Bakewell was last seen driving out of a car park in Tithebarn Street, Liverpool city centre, on Friday afternoon.

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