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Man held on suspicion of murder after woman, 65, shot dead

The woman’s provisional cause of death has been recorded as gunshot wounds to the torso.

A property in Lady’s Drove, Emneth, Norfolk, is sealed off by police

A man is being held on suspicion of murder after a woman was shot dead.

Norfolk Police said officers were called shortly before 7.30am on Monday to a report that a woman’s body had been found at a property in Lady’s Drove, Emneth.

Detectives continued investigations at a 17th Century hall, at the edge of the village, on Wednesday, with a forensics van and a marked car parked outside.

Police outside a property
A man has been arrested (Sam Russell/PA)

The detached home is across the road from a pumpkin field, is partially screened by hedging and has few other properties in the vicinity.

The woman has been provisionally identified as Lesley Page, 65, the force said, with her provisional cause of death recorded as gunshot wounds to the torso.

A man in his 60s was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday, police said.

He is being held at King’s Lynn police investigation centre and officers have been granted an additional 36 hours to question him after making an application at Norwich Magistrates’ Court.

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