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Murder investigation launched in Leicester

A murder investigation has been launched after the body of woman was found in a property in Leicester.

Officers were called to the property in Bolsover Street just after 8.05pm on Monday (13 May) and found the body.

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A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody where he is being questioned by detectives.

The property remains cordoned off while officers carry out their enquiries at the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Sinski from East Midlands Special Operations Unit Murder Investigation Team is leading the investigation.  He said:  “A team of detectives are continuing to work to understand what has occurred and a cordon will remain in place while we thoroughly examine the scene.

“We currently have a man arrested in connection with the death and he continues to be interviewed by police.

“Family liaison officers have also been deployed and they are supporting the victim’s family at this extremely difficult and distressing time.

“House to house enquiries and a trawl of CCTV is being carried in the area and if anyone has any footage or information which may assist, they are asked to get in touch.

“We understand that the incident may have caused some alarm in the community, and we would like to reassure you that this is an isolated incident.  Local officers will be out and about in the area to reassure people.  If anyone has concerns, they are asked to approach them or contact 101.”

Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to call 101 or report online at  – quoting incident number 691 of 13 May.