Tyne & Wear

Newcastle man arrested on suspicion of murder

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a woman's body on Tyneside.

He was arrested after police received reports at 08:15 BST of a woman's death at Lismore Place in the West End of Newcastle.

Northumbria Police said it is believed the pair, both aged in their 60s, were known to each other.

Supt Peter Farrell said: "Extra patrols are taking place in the area to reassure local residents."

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