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Murder arrest after woman's body is found at Telford property

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at a property in Telford.

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The scene in Cedar Close

Police were called to Cedar Close, Overdale, at 11.15pm on Wednesday .

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: "Officers and West Midlands Ambulance Service attended and sadly a 47-year-old woman from Telford had died,"

Police at the scene in Cedar Close

Police said the death was currently being treated as unexplained.

The spokesman added: "A 35-year-old man from Telford, who is known to the woman, was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody."

The scene in Cedar Close

Plain-clothes officers and officers in uniform were in attendance today. Uniformed police were guarding the house while plain-clothes officers were going door to door, speaking with neighbours.

Cedar Close is steps away from Hill Road, where a 28-year-old woman was found dead earlier this year. Police investigated but the death of Mollie Taylor is no longer being treated as murder.

Police at the scene in Cedar Close

Neighbours spoke about how Cedar Close was generally a quiet area and said they had heard nothing of what occurred until seeing the police presence this morning.

One neighbour said police were in the area "somewhat regularly", but they had never seen them at the address in question.

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