THE woman found dead in a Tyneside barber’s shop had suffered multiple injuries, police revealed today.
The body of Lisa Jane Banks, 46, was found inside the Sole-O barber shop in Nile Street, North Shields, at 11.18am yesterday.
A 46-year-old man was arrested last night on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.
A post-mortem has been carried out, and it has been established that Ms Banks died as a result of multiple injuries.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “Inquiries are ongoing into the murder and Nile Street remains closed at this time to allow for forensic enquiries to be carried out in the area.
“We are hoping to open the road as soon as possible.
Officers are appealing for anyone who was in Nile Street Saturday afternoon, between 1.40pm and 5pm, and may have seen any suspicious behaviour at the barber’s shop, to contact them.
Police were in the area today speaking to local residents and trying to identify potential witnesses.
Anyone with any information can speak to officers or call 101.
They can also pass information on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.