Neighbours have told of their shock after hearing a woman’s death a few doors down from them is now treated as a suspected murder.
The Nottinghamshire community has been rocked by the news, leaving them stunned as they knew the victim and her partner as a ‘lovely couple’ who always said good morning.
One man has now been arrested on suspicion of murder after police originally released that a man was detained in hospital receiving treatment.
Police have confirmed that the body of a 43-year-old woman was found on February 8 and crime scene cops continue to investigate a home in Ridge Close, Sutton-in-Ashfield.
And now police have updated that a 44-year-old male suspect, who was being treated in hospital, has now been arrested on suspicion of murder.
One neighbour who asked not to be named offered a tribute to the woman, and is one of a few to lay flowers outside her house.
She said: “It’s awful what’s happened. It’s very sad.
“I knew of her and always said hi to her.”
“I’m very sorry that she passed away.”
Mum, Nichole Parkin used to live a few doors up from the house of the woman – who is yet to be named by police – and her partner.
She told us: “They were lovely neighbours, and a lovely couple.
“I lived a few doors down from her for about five years. I only knew her enough to say good morning and hello, but she was always really nice when I spoke to her.
“As a couple they kept themselves to themselves and seemed very nice. He always used to say good morning whenever we saw him.
They seemed like a really happy couple, we never heard any arguments.”
“It’s very shocking to know that she may have possibly been murdered. My sympathies go out to all her friends and family.
“I hope the police figure out what happened to her so she can finally be laid to rest in peace.”
Anyone with any information about the death should call Nottinghamshire police on 101.