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Teenager, 18, charged with murder after woman in her 50s found dead inside a house in Leicester

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AN 18-YEAR-OLD has been charged with murder after a woman in her 50s was found dead inside a Leicester house, say police.

Aaron Matthew, of Leicester, has been booked to seem on the magistrates’ courtroom on Tuesday.

The unnamed woman was found dead at 6pm on Saturday evening at a property in Lincoln Street, LeicesterCredit: BPM
Forensics were at the property on Monday
Forensics had been on the property on MondayCredit: Tracey Kandohla

Leicestershire Police stated that officers had been known as to an deal with in Lincoln Street at 5.59pm on Saturday.

This adopted a report that a woman in her 50s had been found dead inside a house.

However, because the dead woman has not as but been formally recognized she can’t be publicly named presently, the power added.

Local residents stated the woman, who had reportedly lived at her prime flooring flat in Highfields for 20 years, was “popular” and “really well-liked” in the group.

One stated: “It’s a horrible factor to have occurred.

“Suddenly the place was swarming with cops and we had been shocked to seek out out that considered one of our neighbours had been murdered.

“The house is still cordoned off and forensic teams searching inside.”

Matthew was arrested in Peterborough, Cambs, on Sunday, Leicestershire Police stated.

Det Insp Kenny Henry, main the investigation, stated: “A person made himself recognized to police in Peterborough this morning and has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

“Our enquiries are nonetheless in their early phases however presently, we aren’t in search of anybody else in connection with this incident.

“I want to reiterate to the local people that there’s nothing to counsel the woman’s demise is linked to a different incident in the identical space earlier in the week.

“However, I want to converse to anybody who noticed or heard something suspicious, uncommon or untoward in Lincoln Street [Saturday] afternoon and who has not but come ahead.

“Any info you may have may assist my investigation.”


He was referring to the woman being found murdered days after a teenager was stabbed to demise lower than a mile away.

In the unrelated case, Abdirahim Mohamed, 18, was found affected by stab wounds in Melbourne Street, in the town’s Spinney Hills space, final Wednesday evening.

Officers had been known as to the scene simply earlier than midnight to a report of a “severely injured man”.

The teen died shortly afterwards in the early hours of Thursday morning.

On Friday, Leicestershire Police stated two males, each aged 29 and from Leicester, had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Both stay in police custody to be questioned by detectives.

Officers beforehand arrested a 58-year-old man, additionally on suspicion of murder, in connection with the crime.

Cops stress the murders are unrelated in Leicester
Cops stress the murders are unrelated in Leicester

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