Woman found dead and three people arrested after incident at County Durham home
A woman has been found dead and three people arrested after an incident at a County Durham home on Monday (February 6) evening.
Emergency services were called to a property on May Lea in Witton Gilbert at about 5.30pm on Monday following reports of concern for a woman’s welfare.
A woman in her 30s was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
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Two men, one aged 52 and another aged 21, and one woman, 40, were arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug and remain in police custody at this time.
Police investigating the incident are treating the woman’s death as “unexpected” and inquiries are currently ongoing.
Eyewitnesses reported a major police presence at the scene late on Monday.
One told The Northern Echo: “As I walked past there were three crime scene vans and loads of uniformed and non-uniformed officers.”
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Paramedics were also called to the scene where the woman was tragically pronounced dead.
A spokesperson for the North East Ambulance Service said: “We were called to a private address in Witton Gilbert just before 5pm last night. We dispatched a specialist paramedic, two double-crewed ambulances, a duty officer and a doctor from the Great North Air Ambulance.”
A Durham Police spokesperson added: “Police were called shortly after 5.30pm last night (February 6) to an address in May Lea, Witton Gilbert following concerns for the welfare of a woman.
“Sadly, the woman in her 30s was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Two men aged 52 and 21 and one woman aged 40 were arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug and remain in police custody.
“The death is being treated as unexpected and enquires are ongoing.”
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