Thornton-le-Dale: Woman found dead in house and man arrested as murder investigation launched

A woman has been found dead and a man arrested as a murder investigation is launched in the Ryedale village of Thornton-le-Dale.

A large number of police vehicles at the scene in Thornton-le-Dale, including a Crime Scene Investigation van.
A large number of police vehicles at the scene in Thornton-le-Dale, including a Crime Scene Investigation van.

North Yorkshire Police said they were called to a "serious incident" at a house on High Street shortly before midday on Wednesday January 5.

Officers have now confirmed that a woman's body was found at the property and that it is currently being treated as a murder investigation.

A man has been arrested in connection with this incident.

Investigations are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident, officers said.

A cordon was put in place at the scene and is expected to remain for some time, police said.