Blandford,Dorset Friday 8th January 2016 A murder investigation has been launched after a woman’s body was found in Blandford.
Officers were initially called to reports of a serious assault at Jocks Barbers Shop on East Street in the town Police officers called Paramedics to the scene. One shocked resident who lives in the road said “ That a few Police cars turned up and there where also armed Police telling people to stay in doors. Police have confirmed that a woman was pronounced dead at the scene Her next of kin have not yet been informed. Her Majesty’s the Coroner has been notified of the death.
Police arrested a 49-year-old man near to the scene on suspicion of murder and is currently assisting police with their enquiries. Police have cordoned off the Barbers Shops Blue tape came be seen attached to a number of scene of crime vehicles.
The circumstances surrounding the woman’s death are suspicious and a murder investigation, led by Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, has been launched.
Detective Inspector Mark Samuel, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “Following the discovery of a woman’s body, enquiries are now underway to establish exactly what happened this evening. ©UKNIP