St Ives murder inquiry: Man held after 'sudden death' of woman

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image captionA police cordon was put in place on Norris Road, which is also the address of the town's police station

A 40-year-old man has been detained under the Mental Health Act following the death of a woman.

Cambridgeshire Police said officers were sent to a property on Norris Road in St Ives at 07:30 GMT on Monday after reports of a "sudden death".

The man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Detectives were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and a cordon was put in place in the area.

Det Insp Dale Mepstead said: "Our thoughts go out to this woman's family and loved ones at this difficult time."

No-one else was injured and a post-mortem examination was due to be carried out, police said.

Anyone with any information was asked to get in touch.

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