Belper house death: Victim named as Sandra Bainbridge

Sandra Bainbridge Sandra Bainbridge was found dead at her home in Belper

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Police have named a 70-year-old woman who was found dead in her Derbyshire home.

Sandra Bainbridge was found at a house in Short Row, Belper, at 23:00 GMT on Tuesday.

A 37-year-old woman who was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of murder is still in police custody.

Police are asking residents who saw anyone coming to or from the house between 1 and 10 December to contact them or Crimestoppers.

Police have not yet revealed what caused Ms Bainbridge's death.

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