Man held on suspicion of murder after woman’s body found in Meir

A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Stoke-on-Trent.

Police were called to Cherry Hill Avenue at around 10pm on Friday night (24 May) following a report of a woman being stabbed.

A man from the Stoke area has been arrested in connection with the death and is in custody. 

Formal identification of the deceased woman is yet to take place. 

A police spokesperson said: “The woman’s family are being supported by specially trained officers at this time and we would kindly urge people to respect their privacy and not to speculate as to her identity or the circumstances of the case as enquiries continue.”

Anyone with information should contact Staffordshire police on 101 referring to incident 949 of 24 May.





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