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Man arrested on suspicion of murder following death of woman near Colburn

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North Yorkshire Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman near Colburn.

The woman, who has not yet been formally identified, was found on land behind the Lidl store at Brough with St Giles at around 4.45pm on Wednesday (9 October 2019).

A 44-year-old local man is being questioned in custody while extensive police enquiries continue in the area.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is urged to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Please quote reference number 12190187139 when providing details about this incident.

Last modified: October 10, 2019