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Man arrested in South Shields

07 Feb 2015 10:47 AM

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Police have arrested a man following the death of a woman in South Shields.

At 5.12am on Saturday, February 7, Police received reports from the ambulance service of concern for the health of a woman at Devonshire Street.

A 34-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The police were called and a man, who is known to the deceased has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police enquiries into the death are ongoing.

Officers are currently in the area carrying out enquiries and offering reassurance to the public.

The incident has been referred to the IPCC as a matter of course due to a history of police contact with the deceased.

Anyone who may have information in relation to the incident is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.