Woman, 29, found dead in the street as man arrested on suspicion of murder

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A murder investigation has been launched after a 29-year-old woman was found dead on the pavement in Leicester.

Police confirmed a man from Leicester had been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Officers were called to a cul-de-sac in the city in the early hours of the morning and discovered a woman lying injured on the pavement.

She was pronounced dead at the scene in Uppingham Close, off Uppingham Road.

The scene has been cordoned off while police officers carry out enquiries.

Detective Inspector Jenni Heggs, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are carrying out inquiries to establish the full circumstances of this incident and how a young woman has lost her life.

“Officers remain with the family of the woman providing full support as our investigation continues.

“Following initial inquiries, we have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

“However, we still continue to appeal to anyone with any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to make contact with us.

“We are urging anyone who was in Uppingham Close or the surrounding areas between 5pm yesterday and 2.25am today to think back to anything you saw or heard which could assist our inquiries.

“If you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area, you should also get in touch with us.