Man arrested on suspicion of murder as woman found dead in marina

A 61-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a woman’s body at a marina in Reading, Thames Valley Police have confirmed.

Police were called to the Thames & Kennet Marina shortly after 10:30am on Saturday following reports of a body in the water.

Detective Inspector Richard Pickering said: “We are in the very early stages of this investigation, and although we have made an arrest, I would urge the public not to speculate on the circumstances of the woman’s death, which is being treated as unexplained at this time.

“There is currently a scene-watch in place at the location, and will be in place for some time while our investigation continues.

“Although the death is being treated as unexplained, we do not believe there to be any danger to the local community, and we are conducting a full and thorough investigation to ascertain the full circumstances of this tragic incident.”

“If anybody has any concerns, you can address these with any officers at the scene.”

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