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Investigations continue into two Shropshire murders
Police in Shropshire are continuing to investigate the deaths of two women in separate incidents yesterday.
Police were first called to an address in Caradoc View, Hanwood, at about 6.40pm yesterday, following reports of concern for the occupant. On entering the property, a woman in her 50s named locally as Jane Edwards was found deceased and an investigation launched.Â
Following a number of initial enquiries, officers attended an address in Shrewsbury in the early hours of today and arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of murder at about 5am.Â
He was taken into custody and was due to be interviewed on Wednesday afternoon.Â
Detective Chief Inspector Neil Jamieson, who is leading the investigation, appealed for anyone who might have witnessed suspicious activity in the area yesterday to get in touch.Â
He said: â€œI am particularly keen to hear from anyone who might have seen or heard suspicious behaviour throughout the day, until about 3pm yesterday afternoon.Â
â€œAnyone with information that might help our investigation, however insignificant it may seem, is asked to please contact police on 0300 333 3000.Â
â€œFollowing the discovery of the deceased, a number of rapid lines of enquiry lead to the arrest of a man on suspicion of murder a few hours later.Â
â€œA Home Office pathologist is due to carry out a post mortem examination on the victim in the coming days to establish a cause of death.â€Â
The Coroner for Mid and North Shropshire, Mr John Ellery, has been informed although formal identification of the victim has not yet been carried out.Â
Man Arrested Over Oswestry Death
In Oswestry, officers were called to an address in Orchard Street just after 7pm yesterday following reports of a serious incident.
A woman in her 40s named locally as Jillian Nevitt was pronounced dead at the scene and a man arrested on suspicion of murder.
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Eccleston, who is leading the investigation, appealed for anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area to get in touch.
â€œI am asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the Orchard Street area during yesterday afternoon and into the evening to contact police on 0300 333 3000,â€ he said.
â€œThe victim, who is in her 40s, has not yet been formally identified. A man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.
â€œA post mortem examination is also due to be carried out by a Home Office pathologist later today.â€
The Coroner for Mid and North Shropshire, Mr John Ellery, has been informed.
Anyone with information about either incident is urged to contact police on 0300 333 3000 or the anonymous Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111.
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