Hereford & Worcester

Worcester murder inquiry after woman's body found

William Cummins
Image caption William Cummins has been in Kent and Weymouth looking for a family member

A murder inquiry is under way following the discovery of a woman's body at her home in Worcester.

Jacqueline Harrison's body was found on Thursday evening after her neighbours told police they had not seen her for some days.

A post-mortem examination found the 47-year-old had been assaulted.

Police are looking for 51-year-old William Cummins in connection with the matter. He has lived in Birmingham and recently visited Kent and Weymouth.

Det Insp Gerry Smith, of West Mercia Police, said officers were keen to trace Mr Cummins who knew Ms Harrison.

"If you see Mr Cummins do not approach him but dial 999 as soon as possible," he said.

"We have officers in the Weymouth area of Dorset making inquiries."

He said officers also wanted to speak to anyone who had seen Ms Harrison in the last week of March or first week in April.

Mr Cummins, who has lived in the Sparkhill and Sparkbrook areas of Birmingham, could be aggressive, he said.

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