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Woman named after murder at village home

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A 48-year-old woman who was murdered at a property in a North Lincolnshire village has been identified by police.

Joanne Hamer died at a property in Woralby on Monday, May 6.

A man, who it is believed could be a family member due to having the same surname, was previously arrested after the body was discovered. He was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

On Tuesday, Humberside Police warned people to not approach Ian Hamer, 53, before they were tipped off to his location.

However, police would not confirm whether or not he was a relation to the deceased.

Officers will be in the local area throughout the day on Wednesday, May 8 to provide reassurance and allow police to carry out their investigations.

Detective Chief Inspector Christine Calvert said: “Mrs Hamer’s family are continuing to receive support from specially trained officers. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

“A man arrested in connection with the incident remains in police custody whilst enquiries continue.

“I understand this incident will be concerning to the local community, however I want to offer my assurance we are treating this as a priority and have a dedicated team following up a number of lines of enquiry.

“We will continue to have officers in the local area throughout today (Wednesday, May 8) both to carry our investigations and to provide reassurance.

“I want to say thank you to everyone that has helped with this investigation so far, either by sharing our appeals or calling in with information.”

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