A MAN has been arrested after a woman’s body was found at a flat in Chester.
Police discovered the body of the woman, believed to be aged in her 50s, inside a flat above the shopping parade in Dicksons Drive, Newton, at 10.25pm on Sunday.
Officers had been sent to the property after receiving a ‘concern for welfare’ call.
A 48-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the woman’s death, which police said was being treated as suspicious.
He is currently in police custody and an investigation is under way.
A police cordon was in place yesterday morning with surrounding businesses unable to open until officers had cleared the area.
Police remained at the property throughout the day and could be seen removing a number of items from the flat.
Residents and businesses in the area said it was unclear how the woman had died but said they were shocked by her death.
A man who works near the flat asked not to be named but said: “I saw the police there late last night around 11pm and then they were still there in the morning with everything cordoned off. The Co-op was shut for a while this morning.
“I heard a woman has died. I didn’t know her but I think she’s lived there with her family for a few years.”
Cheshire Police spokesman Rachel Hayes said: “At 10.25pm on Sunday, October 20, police went to a house in Chester following a call for a concern for welfare.
“Officers went into the address on Dicksons Drive where the body of a woman believed to be aged in her 50s was discovered.
“The death is being treated as suspicious and a 48-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in police custody. Inquiries are continuing.”