Hitchin woman arrested on suspicion of murder after Letchworth death

Police at Ivel Court in Letchworth

Police at Ivel Court in Letchworth - Credit: Archant

A 52-year-old from Hitchin has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman died in Letchworth this week.

The woman, aged 26, was found at an address in Ivel Court on Tuesday evening and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers investigating have confirmed that they are treating her death as suspicious and have now arrested a 52-year-old woman, who remains in police custody.

Det Insp Fraser Wylie from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit said: “Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this difficult time and they are being supported by specially trained officers.

“Understandably the wider community may be concerned by what has happened but I would like to reassure people that we are fully investigating the circumstances and an arrest has been made in connection with the incident. With this in mind it is important for us not to speculate to ensure the justice system can run its course.

“A cordon remains in place to allow specialist investigations to take place and local residents will see both uniformed and non-uniformed officers making inquiries and offering reassurance.”

Enquiries are ongoing – anyone with information is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

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