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Murder investigation launched in Stroud

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Police have launched a murder investigation after the discovery of the body of a woman in a flat in Stroud.

Officers were called to the address in Chapel Street last Friday afternoon (4 November) at around 4.15pm after concerns were raised by a neighbour.

The death was initially treated as being unexplained, but the results of a post-mortem examination has now led to a murder investigation being opened.

Officers are in the early stages of an investigation and are working to establish what has taken place.

The body is believed to have been undiscovered for some time and detectives are still waiting for confirmation of the identity of the victim.

One man, from Stroud, was arrested last night (Thursday) on suspicion of murder. Two further arrests, a man and woman, who are also from Stroud, were made earlier today (Friday). They all remain in police custody at this time.

The Major Crime Investigation Team is keen to hear from anyone who has any relevant information which could assist.

Information can be provided to police online by completing the following form and quoting incident 310 of 4 November: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/a-crime-that-has-already-been-reported/

You can also call police on 101 or provide information anonymously by calling independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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