Thornton-le-Dale murder investigation after mum of two found dead

A murder investigation is underway after a woman’s body is found in a quaint North Yorkshire village.

North Yorkshire Police were called to Thornton-le-Dale today (January 5th) at around 12 noon after a “serious” incident was reported.

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Police later confirmed that a woman, who was a mother of two, was found in a house on Church Lane.

A man was arrested and crime scene investigators ransacked the house.

In a part of the village that is popular with visitors, the officers set up a scene guard which, according to the police, will remain in place “for a while”.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We are at the location of a serious incident in a residential building in Thornton-le-Dale that occurred shortly before noon today, January 5th, 2022.

“A woman was found dead on the property and this is currently being treated as a homicide investigation.

“A man has been arrested and an investigation is underway to clarify the full details of this incident. A security guard is staying.”

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