Body found in river as police launch murder probe after woman in her 20s dies

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The body of a woman in her 20s has been pulled out of a river after a man was arrested in connection to a murder.

Cops have launched an investigation into the death of the woman after launching a hunt for her body earlier today.

The body was recovered from River Severn in Worcester overnight between February 10 and 11.

A 24-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder, he is currently under questioning.

Cordons remain in place at Waterworks Road and Cheviot Close in Worcester.

A Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crew was working with a South Wales Police Specialist Search team at the River Severn in the Diglis area.

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A spokesperson for the brigade said: “We were called at 1.21pm on Wednesday, February 10, to assist with a search of the river. We sent a crew from Worcester.”

Police also cordoned off the Diglis footbridge at the River Severn, Waterworks Road, which runs parallel to Gheluvelt Park, and Cheviot Close, near Gorse Hill and Elvbury Mount local nature reserve. It said it was ‘as part of an investigation in to a serious incident’.

Senior investigating officer, Det Chief Insp Dean Jones, said: “A 24- year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

“We believe this to be an isolated incident.”

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