Woman found dead in Somerset village named by police

Catherine McDonald Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police
Image caption Ms McDonald was found dead at a home in Norton Fitzwarren on Tuesday

A woman found stabbed and asphyxiated at a house in Somerset has been named by police.

Catherine McDonald was found at home on Hilly Park in Norton Fitzwarren, on Tuesday.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder of the 57-year-old, and remains in police custody.

Avon and Somerset Police said a post-mortem examination has confirmed the cause of death as stabbing and asphyxiation.

In a statement issued on behalf of the McDonald family, her parents described her as a "dear daughter".

"We will miss her greatly and are working with the police to bring a speedy conclusion to their investigation.

"As a family we would ask the public to contact the police with any information that might assist, no matter how small or insignificant you might think it is."

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