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Man arrested after two women killed in separate attacks in the UK

Man arrested after two women killed in separate attacks in the UK

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering two women in separate attacks.

Cleveland Police received a report that a woman had been seriously injured at an address in Mapleton Crescent, Redcar, UK at 8.45pm on Wednesday evening.

Just seven minutes later, at 8.52pm, a second report was received from a member of the public reporting that a woman was being violently assaulted in Byland Close.

Police said both women died after suffering serious injuries.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder a short time after the incidents. He is currently in police custody.

Any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police declined to say whether or not it was a domestic incident, and did not give any indication of what age the women were.

One neighbour, who lives in Mapleton Crescent and wished to remain anonymous, told the Press Association that a woman has lived at the address which has been cordoned off for around 12 months and has a son.

"She is disabled, I think - carers come and go," she said.

"We are all so friendly here, but she was a one-off. We didn't really see her or hear her.

"It is very quiet around here - we are all nice people on this close, it has come as a bit of a shock."