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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman's body is found at Coventry flat

Coventry Editorial 21st Jan, 2022 Updated: 21st Jan, 2022

A MURDER enquiry has been launched after a woman’s body was found at a flat in Coventry.

Officers forced entry to the second-floor property in Othello Court, Shakespeare Street, at 5.20pm yesterday after concerns were raised for the occupant who had not been heard from for several days.

The 32-year-old woman was discovered inside and sadly it was clear nothing could be done to save her.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place today which it is hoped will confirm how she died.

At 9.15pm a man was arrested from a house in Bell Green.

The 36-year-old – who is known to the victim – remains in police custody on suspicion of murder.

A woman, aged 67, was also arrested from the address on suspicion of assisting an offender after it was alleged she frustrated the police’s efforts to gain access to the property.

Officers are carrying out local enquiries, have already seized some CCTV for analysis and have sealed off both addresses for a forensic examination.

Coventry Police Ch Insp Paul Southern said: “This is truly tragic and our thoughts are with the woman’s family and friends.”

A specially trained family liaison officer has been assigned to support the woman’s loved ones.

Police suspect she died several days ago and the last confirmed sighting of her was on Saturday.

Ch Insp Southern added: “We’re carrying out house-to-house enquiries at the flats and trawling CCTV, but I’d appeal to anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious there in recent days to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should message police on Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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