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Former detective arrested in connection with murder of policewoman

PUBLISHED October 17, 2011

Body of woman found in woods in West Sussex after police receive report voicing concern over her safety A former detective has been arrested in connection with the murder of a policewoman. The body of the woman, in her 30s, was found on Sunday in woodland in West Sussex. Officers were called shortly before 11.30pm to a report of concern for her safety and went to an address in West Street, Haslemere, Surrey, where it is believed the woman lived. They then went to Blackdown Woods near Lurgashall, West Sussex, where a search of the woodland led to the discovery of the body. Police have cordoned off an area of woodland while forensic officers carry out their investigations. The house in Haslemere was tonight also cordoned off as police forensic teams examine the property. The woman has not yet been formally identified and officers have not said what her relationship was to the detained man, although they were not married. A post-mortem examination is expected to take place tomorrow afternoon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, police said. The 35-year-old man from Haslemere has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody. Police Crime © 2011 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds