A MAN has been arrested after a woman was found dead in a suburban house.
Police charged to the scene near Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, at 12.40am on Sunday following reports of a concern for safety.
They tragically found a 50-year-old woman dead in the property in Messingham where a man was arrested at the scene.
A 54-year-old man remains in custody whilst officers continue with lines of enquiry to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Humberside Police remained at the scene on Elm Way on Monday.
A spokesman for the force said: "Sadly, the woman died in the early hours of the morning, and we have now opened a murder investigation.
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"The victim’s family are currently being supported by specially trained officers and our thoughts are with them at this very sad time."
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Vickers added: “We understand that a tragic incident of this nature will cause shock to the local community.
"But I would like to reassure people that this is an isolated incident between individuals known to each other with no wider risk to members of the public."
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Police are urging anyone with information to come forward to the non-emergency number 101 quoting log 25 of Sunday 6, November.
Alternatively you can report anonymously, contacting Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.
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