A POLICE investigation into the death of a South Tyneside woman is still ongoing.
A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman’s body was found in a flat in Church View, in Boldon Colliery on Friday.
Police were called to the scene shortly after 11am after concerns were raised for the woman, believed to be in her 20s.
The man is still being quizzed by detectives.
Police say the pair were known to eachother.
A police patrol car remained park outside the flat on Saturday morning as neighbours spoke of their shock over the death.
One neighbour said: “It is horrible, absolutely horrible. This is a quiet street and you don’t expect to hear of anything like this.
Another neighbour paid tribute to the woman, saying: “She was very friendly and always had a smile for you. She had been living here for about three years.”
Detective Chief Inspector Christina Barrett, said: “We want to hear from anyone who was in the area of Church View, Boldon between Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13, who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, or out of the ordinary.
“Even if they’re not sure if their information will be useful, please come forward as detectives want to piece together what has happened here and this means speaking to people who have been in the area.
“Officers believe those involved were known to each other.”
Chief Superintendent Ian Dawes, South Tyneside area commander said: “We know that these types of incident cause great concern in our community. We have extra officers in the area carrying out high visibility patrols to reassure people and speak with local people.
“If anyone has any concerns or wants to speak to an officer they can do so face to face or by ringing the local neighbourhood policing team on 101 ext 69191.”