Police launch murder inquiry after body found in Nelson

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DETECTIVES have launched a major investigation after a woman’s body was found at an address in Nelson.

Police made the discovery at a property on Norfolk Street in the town around 3 p.m. on Monday.

The body is believed to be that of a 34-year-old woman who was from Nelson, although formal identification is yet to take place.

A post mortem examination is due to take place today to establish the cause of death.

Detective Superintendent Neil Esseen said: “We are in the very early stages of this investigation, but we are already following up a number of lines of inquiry.

“I would appeal to anybody who believes they have information which could assist with this inquiry to contact police.”

A 33-year-old man from Nelson has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

Anybody with any information is asked to contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.