Woman's body found in suitcase in Leicester alleyway

Kiran Daudia Image copyright Leicestershire Police
Image caption Kiran Daudia's family described her as a "much-loved mum, daughter, sister and auntie"

The body of a woman has been found hidden in a suitcase in an alleyway, police have said.

Kiran Daudia, 46, was discovered in the suitcase by a member of the public on Tuesday morning on Cromer Street, in Leicester.

A 50-year-old man is still being questioned after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

In a statement, the family of Mrs Daudia called her a "much-loved mum, daughter, sister and auntie".

"She will be deeply missed by us all," the statement added.

Image caption An alleyway was cordoned off to allow forensic officers to examine the area

The street, a nearby road and a premises were cordoned off while Leicestershire Police investigated the discovery.

Anyone who may have seen someone "pulling a suitcase" in the area of Lyme Street and the alleyway behind Cromer Street in the late afternoon or early evening of Monday has been urged to contact the force.

Image caption A 50-year-old man is still in police custody being questioned on suspicion of murder

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