Hartlepool man arrested after woman's body found

Murder scene The 50-year-old woman's body was found in the early hours

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in the early hours on Teesside.

Police were called to an address in Eddleston Walk, Hartlepool, shortly after 01:00 BST where they found the 50-year-old woman.

She died at the scene. A 49-year-old man was arrested and is in custody, Cleveland Police said.

A post-mortem examination to establish the woman's cause of death will take place later.

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