Man arrested in murder probe after body of woman discovered
A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a young woman was found in Gateshead, UK.
Police found the 24-year-old with serious injures at an address in Rawlings Road after concerns were raised for her welfare at around 6.30pm on Wednesday.
The woman, who had had previous contact with police, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Northumbria Police said a 25-year-old man known to the victim had been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The woman's next of kin have been informed but she has not been named.
Detectives investigating the circumstances of the death said they believe it was an isolated incident as they carried out house-to-house inquiries.
Due to the woman's previous contact with officers the case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission "as a matter of course", police said.
Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area on Wednesday afternoon has been asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 843 12/10/16.