A woman found dead at her home in Felling has been named by police - with a man arrested on suspicion of her murder remaining in custody.
Sarrah Garba, who was 27 and originally from France, was found dead at an address in Moore Street at 1.58pm yesterday.
Officers arrested a 29-year-old on suspicion of her murder.
He is still being quizzed by cops.
Sarrah was studying beauty at Newcastle College and had been living in the North East for the past 18 months.
Central Area Command Superintendent Richie Jackson said: “We have informed Sarrah’s family about what has happened and have family liaison officers offering them as much support as we can.
“Our inquiries show that she attended college last Thursday (September 17), but this is the last confirmed sighting we have of her. We need to build up a picture of her movements since that day and want to hear from anyone who might have seen, or spoke to Sarrah in the last week, as soon as possible.
“We believe that the arrested man, who remains in custody this evening, was known to Sarah and that they lived in the address in Moore Street together.
“Our inquiries are ongoing and I’d ask that if anyone has any information that could help us with this investigation that they get in touch as soon as possible.”
Officers from the Gateshead Neighbourhood Policing Team are carrying out patrols in the Moore Street area and speaking with residents.
Anyone with any information is asked to ring police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 546 23/09/15.