Tyne & Wear

Cramlington death: Man arrested after woman found

Scene of death
Image caption Police were called to the house in the early hours

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a 52-year-old woman was found at a house in Northumberland.

The woman, who has not been named, was found at the house in Byrness Row, Cramlington, early on Monday.

Northumbria Police said a 56-year-old local man, who was known to the dead woman, was later arrested and was helping detectives with inquiries.

A post-mortem examination is to be carried out later.

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