UPDATED: Two arrested after woman is murdered in Portsmouth

DETECTIVES have launched a murder probe after a woman was killed in Portsmouth last night.

Sunday, 29th January 2017, 12:14 pm
Updated Sunday, 29th January 2017, 12:18 pm
SHUT: Two women have been arrested in connection with the killing of a 36-year-old Photo: Tom Cotterill

Officers were called to an address in Toronto Road, Buckland, at 11.58pm after an injured woman was discovered inside the address.

The 36-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene when police arrived.

A Home Office post-mortem examination will take place in due course, Hampshire Constabulary said.

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PROBE: Police have cordoned off part of Toronto Road following last night's murder Photo: Tom Cotterill

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Two people, both from Portsmouth, have been arrested in connection with this incident; A 43-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and a 52-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

PROBE: Police have cordoned off part of Toronto Road following last night's murder Photo: Tom Cotterill

Both women are in police custody people questioned by officers.

The force is now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector David Brown, said: ‘I am appealing for anyone who was in the area of Toronto Road last night who may have seen anything suspicious to come forward and speak to us. If you have any information, no matter how small it may seem, please speak to us and tell us what you know.’

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting Operation Senator or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.