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Stoke-on-Trent death: Two arrests after body found

Watkin Street, Fenton Image copyright Google
Image caption The woman was pronounced dead on Watkin Street in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire Police said

Two women have been arrested after a body was found.

The 30-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her death is being treated as suspicious.

Staffordshire Police said they were called by West Midlands Ambulance Service to Watkin Street in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent on Thursday morning.

The two 30-year-old women, from Stoke-on-Trent, held in connection with the incident, have been released under investigation.

The force said one woman was being held on suspicion of administering a noxious substance and the other on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs.

A post-mortem is due to take place and the investigation is continuing, it added.

Police said the deceased's next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers, with formal identification set to take place next week

Officers remain at the address, with door to door inquiries ongoing, the force said.

Det Insp Adrian Webb, from Staffordshire Police, urged anyone with information to come forward.

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