A MAN has been arrested for murder after a woman who was found with “significant injuries” tragically died.
The victim, aged in her 40s, was found in Crookham Hill, Thatcham in Berkshire just before midnight on Thursday.
And a 35-year-old man has now been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Cops have said the suspect remains in custody, while a large police presence in the area is likely to remain for some time.
A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: “Her next of kin has been informed and will be given support by specialist officers.
“A man, aged 35, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody at this time.
“There is currently a large police presence in the area which is likely to remain for some time while the investigation continues and officers will be carrying out enquiries in the area.”
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Shearwood said: “I would firstly like to say our thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman who has tragically died.
“I understand this may be concerning to the public and there will be a number of officers in the area while a thorough investigation is carried out.
“There is no wider threat to the public.”
Meanwhile, detectives in Berkshire are probing another murder after a man was attacked and died in hospital hours later.
In Lower Earley, Reading, a 25-year-old and a 42-year-old man from Reading have been arrested on suspicion of murder of the man – who was found critically injured in Chalfont Way, on Wednesday evening.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Dejan Avramovic, of the Major Crime Unit, said: “We have now launched a murder investigation, following this incident.
“A scene watch remains in place in the area and the Chalfont Square shopping precinct remains closed. Disruption to traffic is likely to continue with Chalfont Way remaining closed while officers conduct our investigation.
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“I would like to again appeal to anyone who may have information about this incident to please contact us on 101, or by making a report online.
“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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