Grantham

Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Grantham

A murder investigation has been launched into the death of a 23-year-old woman in Grantham.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested and remains in custody.

Lincolnshire Police officers were called to a property on Chestnut Grove just before 11.30pm on Wednesday, April 8 where the body of a woman was discovered.

Formal identification of the victim has not taken place. Next of kin have been informed.

A post mortem examination is due to be carried out later.

The force said in a statement: “A local man, aged 30, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

“At present we are not seeking anyone else in relation to this investigation. A scene guard is in place at the property while investigating officers carry out inquiries at the address.”

Detective Chief Inspector Karl Whiffen, Senior Investigating Officer, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “The local community may see increased police activity in the vicinity of Chestnut Grove, Grantham.

“I wanted to take this opportunity to let the public know we remain committed to conducting our inquiries, and ensuring that we will be comprehensive in terms of our investigation.

“I’d like to make a direct appeal to anyone who was in the area of Chestnut Grove around 11.30pm On April 8 and saw or heard anything unusual, or have any information that might help the investigation to contact us.”

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