Dorset

Man arrested over suspicious death of woman in Bournemouth

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman at a block of flats in Bournemouth.

The victim, aged in her 30s, was found dead with a serious head injury at Gainslea Court on Derby Road, on Friday.

A 50-year-old man was arrested after police received reports that a woman had died at about 18:23 BST.

Det Insp Neil Phillips, of Dorset Police, said officers were still trying to contact her next of kin.

"A cordon has been put in place at the flat while crime scene investigators examine the scene. Officers are also carrying out house-to-house enquiries," he said.

"I am appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the Derby Road area during Thursday evening or Friday to contact Dorset Police as soon as possible."

Officers from the force have increased patrols in the area to reassure residents.