Public urged to help Belper murder inquiry

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Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Belper are appealing for anyone who saw suspicious activity at her home in the days before she was discovered to come forward.

Officers were called to 47 Short Row, Belper, at around 11pm on Tuesday, December 10. The body of a 70-year-old woman was discovered at the address.

Police are urging residents who saw anyone coming to and from the house between Sunday, December 1 and Tuesday, December 10 to contact them on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The victim has not yet been formally identified. Officers remain at the scene and inquiries are continuing.

A 37-year-old woman, arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder, remains in custody.