THE death of a woman whose body was discovered in a house is being treated as suspicious, police have confirmed.

The body of a 39-year-old woman was removed from a property on Bainbridge Street, Carrville, near Durham, after police were called to the street on Friday.

The Northern Echo:

Durham Constabulary has confirmed officers are treating the death of the woman as "suspicious" and a 35-year-old man has been questioned by police.

They have not yet identified the woman.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Police are investigating a suspicious death of a 39-year-old female and a 35-year-old male is helping police with their inquiries."