THE body of a woman was found at a house in Redcar on New Year's Eve.

Police were called to the address in Malham Gill, Redcar, ar around 2.20pm on Tuesday, December 31, by the ambulance service.

A Police spokeswoman said: "Sadly on officers’ arrival, the body of a woman was discovered inside the address.

"Her death is currently being treated as unexplained and a number of officers remain at the scene conducting inquiries and providing a reassuring presence.

"Our thoughts are with the woman’s family and friends at this very difficult time."

A 27-year-old man was arrested shortly afterwards and he will be questioned in connection with the woman’s death.

If anyone has information which could assist police, we would ask them to contact Cleveland Police via the 101 number quoting event 221174.