Man arrested on suspicion of murder

27 Jun 2017 11:20 AM

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found stabbed in Sunderland. 

At 12.10am this morning (Tuesday, June 27) police received a report of concern for a woman at an address in Hylton Castle in the city. Emergency services attended and found a woman with fatal knife injuries. 

A 35 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody. 

Extra officers are in the area to offer reassurance to local residents. 

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Dave English, who is leading the murder investigation, said: "We know local residents will be concerned and will have officers in the area to offer reassurance. Our enquiries are in the initial stages but this is believed to be a domestic incident between people who know each and our thoughts are with the family of those affected at this awful time." 

Anyone with information that may help the police investigation should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 13 270617 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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