Woman’s body found in Isle of Wight flat

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A 53-year-old man has been arrested after a woman’s body was found at a flat on the Isle of Wight.

Police were called to the property in Barton Road, Newport, at 12.40pm leading to the discovery of the body.

Hampshire police have launched an investigation and the scene was cordoned off for specialist forensic officers to examine the property and officers have been carrying out house-to-house inquiries.

A statement posted by Isle of Wight police on Twitter said: “Following the discovery of a woman’s body at a premises in Newport we have arrested a 53-year-old man who is helping us with our enquiries.”