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Murder investigation launched in Bournemouth

At around 12.20am this morning, Friday 13 December 2013, Dorset Police attended Horseshoe Common in Bournemouth following a report of an incident there.

Upon arrival, officers discovered the body of a female at the location, and she was pronounced dead at the scene by an ambulance crew.

A cordon is currently in place.

Dorset Police can confirm that a murder investigation has been launched.

It is believed the suspect and the victim were known to each other.

A 25-year-old Bournemouth man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information in relation to this incident to contact them urgently on 101 quoting log number 13:004.

Officers are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious behaviour in the area between the hours of 7pm on Thursday 12 December and 12.30am on Friday 13 December 2013.

Issued: 13 December 2013