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Murder investigation launched after woman found dead in Crowthorne

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A MURDER investigation has been launched after a woman was found dead at a property in Crowthorne last night.

Thames Valley Police were called to an address in Ellis Road shortly before 11.30pm on Sunday (2) following reports that a woman had died.

Officers attended the scene and found the woman, who was in her fifties, dead and a man in his mid-fifties was found with what were believed to be stab wounds. He was taken to hospital and remains in a critical condition.

The woman’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

A scene watch is currently in place at the property and officers will be conducting enquiries in the area as part of the investigation.

Senior investigating officer Det Ch Insp Ailsa Kent, from Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: “A murder investigation has begun following the discovery of a woman’s body in a house in Crowthorne. Although we are in the early stages of conducting enquiries, this is thought to have been an isolated incident and it is believed the victim was known to the offender.

“I would like to appeal for any witnesses who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in that area at around the time of the incident.

“Officers will be present in the area of Ellis Road and anyone who has any information or concerns can approach an officer to speak to them.”

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.


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