Man arrested after woman found dead in house in Braunstone, Leicester
Police have launched an investigation after a woman was found dead inside a house in Leicester.
The woman's body was discovered in the property in Hand Avenue, Braunstone, at 2.20pm yesterday.
A Leicestershire police spokeswoman said: "Early indications are that the death may be suspicious.
"A 31-year-old man has been arrested and remains in custody.
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"It is too early in the investigation to provide any further details at this time."
The house remained cordoned off last night as police forensic investigators examined the scene.
Neighbours paid tribute to the woman, who has not yet been formally named by police.
They said they believed the woman lived with her husband or partner and that the couple had two young children, a boy and a girl.
Tapiwa Nkomo, 38, said: "It's so sad, she was such a lovely girl and a good, caring mother.
"I didn't know her all that well but we used to say hello to each other and wave when we were leaving the house in the morning.
"I don't think they had lived here all that long, maybe since 2010. They always looked like such a happy family."
Another neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: "She always seemed such a placid mother, she was always very calm and gentle with her children.
"It's awful to know someone so nice has died so close to your own home."
Some neighbours said they believed the couple were Turkish, while others believe they are from Iraq.
Detectives were last night continuing to question the 31-year-old man.
They did not give details of where and when he was arrested.
Police said they could not reveal the cause of death at this stage.
Inspector Andy Parkes, of Hinckley Road police station, posted a message to residents on Twitter, saying: "Detectives investigating serious incident in Braunstone – thanks to the community for their understanding and help as we return to normality."