Middlesbrough murder: Body of Jessica Patel found in house

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was found dead inside a house in Middlesbrough.

Jessica Patel, 34, from the Leeds area, was discovered at an address in The Avenue at 20:20 BST on Monday.

Cleveland Police said a post-mortem examination showed she had suffered "serious injuries" prior to death.

A spokesman said no arrests had been made and added: "A team of dedicated officers and specialist staff are now working to get to the facts."

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