Shropshire

Shrewsbury murder victim identified by police

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Image caption Officers were called to Featherbed Lane just after 08:00 GMT on Christmas Eve

A woman found dead at a business in Shrewsbury on Christmas Eve has been identified as Julie Mercer.

Police launched a murder investigation after the 47-year-old, from Buttington Road in Shrewsbury, was found at Shrewsbury Transport Ltd in Featherbed Lane.

A 45-year-old man was arrested and later released on bail while inquiries continue.

West Mercia Police said they did not know the exact cause of death.

"We are continuing to treat this as a murder investigation while we await the result of further tests," a statement said.

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