Man arrested in murder inquiry in Brookside, Shropshire

Cordon at house
Image caption Investigations have been carried out at the property

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the discovery of a woman's body in Telford, Shropshire.

Officers forced their way into a property on Blakemore, Brookside, on Monday afternoon following a "concern for welfare call", police said.

A post-mortem examination was carried out on the body found there but the results were "inconclusive". More tests are to be carried out.

The man in his 30s was arrested earlier and is being held in custody.

Det Insp Steve Tonks said: "Our investigation is ongoing at the present time and although we do not yet know how the woman died, I can confirm that we are treating this as a murder investigation while we await the result of further tests."

He said a "significant number of resources" were involved in the investigation and more information would be released when it became available.

Officers are carrying out house-to-house inquiries and remain at the property in Brookside.

Anyone with any information about the incident was urged to call West Mercia Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers.

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