Murder probe after woman dies
63-year-old man bailed after body found of woman in her 40s
Detectives launched a murder inquiry after the body of a woman in her 40s was found in a house in Taverners Road, Millfield. A 63- year-old man was arrested and later bailed without charge.
Neighbours have spoken of their shock after a man was arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman at a Peterborough home. Emergency services were called to Taverners Road, Millfield, near the junction with Lincoln Road, at about 6.30 pm on Sunday following reports of a sudden death.
Scenes of crime officers have been searching the house, and officers in full white forensic suits havebeen examining the property.
The front windows were all opened while the searches took place.
A police officer was also seen searching the back garden of the home.
A 63-year-old man was arrested following the discovery of the woman, who is believed to be in her 40s.
He has since been bailed by detectives while further investigations continue.
The woman has not been formally identified by police. There has also been no information given about the injuries suffered by the woman.
One neighbours aid hewas shocked to see the man being led away in handcuffs.
He said: “We were having our Sunday lunch when we saw police and ambulances arriving at about 6pm.
“We saw them handcuff a man and put him in a police van.
“It is normally very quiet here. We have never seen so many police cars in the 35 years we have lived here.”
He said he did not think the woman who died lived in the property. He described the man who was arrested as a ‘lodger’ at the home.
Another neighbour said there had never been any trouble from the house in the past.
She said: “There are a lot of eastern Europeans who live there.
“One man - not the man who was arrested - gave us some roses yesterday.
“We knew them to say hello to. Sometimes they would come round and borrow a screwdriver or something.
“They have lived here for a few years, and we have never had any trouble before.
“It is very sad - and quite scary to see all the police here .”
She said she had heard other residents say they had heard arguing outside the home the night before police arrived.
A Lithuanian man who said he was a friend of people who lived in the house tried knocking on the door, but was moved on by police.
He said: “I do not know what has happened. I have come here and the police are here.
“There are eight people - including two children who live in the house. They are all Latvian.”
A post mortem examination took place on Monday to try and establish the cause of the death.
However, the reports were not conclusive.
A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said detectives were waiting for results of more tests.
He said :“Officers area wait- ing toxicology results and are keeping an open mind concerning the circumstances of the woman’s death.
“The investigation continues.”
A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said there was nothing paramedics could do to save the woman.
The spokesman said: “We were called at 6.22pm to an incident on Taverners Road.
“Two rapid response vehi- cles and an ambulance crew attended.
“There was one patient, a female aged in her 40s.
“Unfortunately there was nothing that could be done, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crew did not attempt resuscitation.
“Our thought sare with the woman’s friends and family.”
The63-year-old man is due to answer police bail on October 11.
Scenes of crime officers search ed the home in Taverners Road