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Man arrested as woman’s body discovered in Norwich home

PUBLISHED: 12:40 16 February 2020 | UPDATED: 10:16 17 February 2020

Police in Highfields in Costessey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

Police in Highfields in Costessey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

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A man has been arrested after the body of a woman was discovered at a home in Norwich.

Police talk to residents in Highfields in Costessey where a body of a woman has been found, and a man arrested. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYPolice talk to residents in Highfields in Costessey where a body of a woman has been found, and a man arrested. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A man has been arrested after the body of a woman was discovered at a home in Norwich.

The woman, in her 60s, was discovered at an address in The Highfields, shortly before 11pm Saturday.

A man, also in 60s, was arrested in connection with the death, and taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Police said they believe this to be an isolated incident, and that the man and woman knew each other.

Highfields in Costessey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYHighfields in Costessey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The identities of the man and woman have not yet been released, and police said they were working to locate the deceased's next of kin.

A neighbour said he saw a private ambulance arrive at the property in the early hours of Sunday morning, and blue lights from other emergency services.

A cordon which was put in place at the property has since been removed, but officers remain in the area to speak to neighbours.

One woman, who has lived on the cul-de-sac for more than 14 years, said she was shocked by the incident, but that people in the area lived "very private lives".

She went on: "Neighbours don't speak to each other like we used to, because nobody walks anywhere. A few of the houses are empty because people have moved into care. You don't know what's happening behind closed doors, but this is a shocking thing to wake up to."

Another man, who was also woken by blue lights this morning, added: "This frightening, of course, and it makes you think. But mainly I just feel sad for everyone involved."

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