Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man held over Isle of Wight woman's 'murder'

The Avenue in Gurnard Image copyright Google
Image caption Police were called to The Avenue, Gurnard, on Thursday afternoon

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman on the Isle of Wight.

The 45-year-old woman was found in a "seriously ill" state, according to police, who were called to The Avenue, Gurnard, shortly after 16:10 GMT on Thursday.

She was taken to St Mary's Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Hampshire Constabulary said a 60-year-old man from Sandown was being held on suspicion of murder.

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