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Woman, 29, is found ‘murdered’ in Leicester cul-de-sac as cops arrest man on suspicion of murder

COPS have launched a murder probe in Leicester as a 29-year-old woman was found dead in a cul-de-sac in the city.

The woman was found injured in the early hours of the morning and pronounced dead at the scene.

A man, who is from Leicester, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

In a statement this evening, the force said: "Officers were called by a member of the public to the area at 2.25am after a 29-year-old woman was found injured lying on the pavement in the street.

"Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service attended. Sadly the woman was pronounced dead at the scene."

The area remains cordoned off while cops probe the area, including making CCTV checks and speaking to residents.

The woman was found in Uppingham Close, a cul-de-sac off Uppingham Road, police said this evening.

Detective Inspector Jenni Heggs, of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, is leading the investigation.

She said: “We are carrying out inquiries to establish the full circumstances of this incident and how a young woman has lost her life.

"Officers remain with the family of the woman providing full support as our investigation continues.

“Following initial inquiries, we have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

"However, we still continue to appeal to anyone with any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to make contact with us.

“We are urging anyone who was in Uppingham Close or the surrounding areas between 5pm yesterday and 2.25am today to think back to anything you saw or heard which could assist our inquiries.

“If you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area, you should also get in touch with us.

“We do understand there will be a lot of concern in the community today and we have officers in in the area carrying out inquiries and offering reassurance.”

Contact Leicestershire Police on 101.

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