Mur­der probe af­ter woman dies

63-year-old man bailed af­ter body found of woman in her 40s

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

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

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