Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman found dead with ‘significant injuries’ in Berkshire

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman found with ‘significant injuries’.

The victim, aged in her 40s, was found in Crookham Hill, Crookham Common, Thatcham, Berkshire, at 11.45pm on Thursday.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: ‘Her next of kin has been informed and will be given support by specialist officers.

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was found dead having suffered 'significant injuries' in the Berkshire town of Thatcham last night. Pictured: the scene today

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was found dead having suffered 'significant injuries' in the Berkshire town of Thatcham last night. Pictured: the scene today

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was found dead having suffered ‘significant injuries’ in the Berkshire town of Thatcham last night. Pictured: the scene today

‘A man, aged 35, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody at this time.

‘There is currently a large police presence in the area which is likely to remain for some time while the investigation continues and officers will be carrying out enquiries in the area.’

Detective Chief Inspector, Andy Shearwood of the Major Crime Unit said: ‘I would firstly like to say our thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman who has tragically died.

‘I understand this may be concerning to the public and there will be a number of officers in the area while a thorough investigation is carried out.

Road closures were in place while the Thames Valley police investigators examined the scene

Road closures were in place while the Thames Valley police investigators examined the scene

Road closures were in place while the Thames Valley police investigators examined the scene

‘There is no wider threat to the public.

‘If you have any concerns or have information you think could help this investigation, please feel free to approach the officers in the area.

‘We would also ask that anyone in the area of Crookham Hill between 11.30pm on Thursday and midnight to please check any dash-cam footage. If you captured anything which could help this investigation, please share that with the police.

‘You can also call 101 or make a report online using the reference number 43210138231.

‘I’d like to thank the community for their support at this time, I know this will cause concern but also disruption in the local area so thank you for your ongoing support and patience in this matter.’

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