A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in the Gilesgate area of Durham on Wednesday (June 22).

A Durham Police spokesperson said: "Police were called to an address in Cuthbert Avenue (near Sherburn Road) Durham, shortly after 12.50pm yesterday, where a 50-year-old woman was sadly found deceased.

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"A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

"An investigation is underway.

"Officers would like to reassure the community that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident."

Anyone with any information is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident reference 155 of June 22.

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