Portsmouth murder: Photos from the scene show police investigation after woman's body found

Police are carrying out a murder investigation in North End this afternoon after a woman’s body was found.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 2:23 pm
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 3:21 pm

Officers were called to a property in Kingston Crescent on Tuesday at 10pm after the death of the 32-year-old woman.

Today police vans in nearby Heathfield Road, and officers have been going door to door.

A gate in Pitcroft Lane into a yard behind a row of Kingston Crescent shops has been taped off.

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Police investigating after a murder in Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth. Picture: Ben Fishwick

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A 48-year-old man, from Portsmouth, has been arrested as part of the investigation and remains in custody.

Portsmouth City Council has been asked to delay some communal bin collections in the area so evidence can be found.

A police cordon. Picture: Ben Fishwick

Detective Inspector Adam Edwards said: ‘We know that making this request on the Friday before Christmas will be a concern for residents and we apologise for any inconvenience caused, but we hope that you will understand that we would only do this if absolutely necessary.’

Police said they believe it is an isolated incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting crime reference number 44190453399.

Police in Heathfield Road off Kingston Crescent. Picture: Ben Fishwick
Police in Heathfield Road. Picture: Ben Fishwick