Murder investigation launched after body discovered at a home in St Neots
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Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman’s body was discovered at a home in St Neots.
The woman identified locally as Samantha Ho was found in the house in St Neots at the weekend.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said officers attended the scene at the request of the East of England Ambulance Service after paramedics raised concerns for the welfare of a man in the property
A 40-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital for treatment for what officers described as serious but not life-threatening injuries.
The house has been cordoned off while forensic teams and detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire major crime unit move in.
A mobile police office has been set up outside the house to allow witnesses or anyone that has any information to come forward.
The spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “The death is being treated as an isolated incident and no one else is being sought in connection. Officers are in contact with the victim’s family and they are being kept up to date on the inquiry.
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“There will also be extra police patrols in the area as inquiries at the property continue.”
Flowers have been left at the scene by friends, loved ones and neighbours expressing their sadness about the incident.
According to neighbours the victim and her partner have lived in the house for the past two years and were described as a friendly couple who would always say hello and get involved in the street’s social activities.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.