Vange: Woman's death no longer being treated as murder
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Investigation update 1.15pm Friday 5 November
Detectives are no longer treating the death of a woman in Dewsgreen, Vange, as murder.
We were called to concerns for the welfare of the woman shortly after 6.40am yesterday morning, Thursday 4 November.
We arrived and sadly found the woman, aged in her 60s, had died.
Initially, her death was treated as suspicious, and a man was arrested on suspicion of murder.
A forensic post-mortem examination has been carried out this morning, the results of which confirm there was no third-party involvement in her death.
Our investigation is therefore being finalised and a file will be prepared for the coroner.
The 47-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released without charge and will face no further action.
Original story 11am Thursday 4 November
Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the death of a woman in Vange in the early hours of this morning.
We were called to concerns for the welfare of a woman in Dewsgreen, shortly after 6.40am, Thursday 4 November.
We arrived and sadly found a woman, aged in her 60s, had died.
An investigation into her death has been launched and a 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
He is currently in custody.
Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Truss, who is leading the investigation, said:
“This sad news will naturally cause concern within the Vange community but although our investigations are in a very early phase, the information we have suggests there is no wider threat to the public. “There will continue to be a large police presence in the area throughout today and the road will remain closed as my team carry out their investigations to ascertain the circumstances around the woman’s death.”
Anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the Dewsgreen or Vange Hill Drive area overnight should call 101 and cite incident 121 of November 4.
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Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.