Teenager arrested on suspicion of murder after woman found dead in Hampshire village

A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a home in a village yesterday.

Police were called to a house in Hambledon, Hants, on Monday afternoon, where her body was discovered.

Police officers arrived at Vicarage Lane and arrested the teenager, who is now in custody.

Relatives of the woman, who is in her 50s, have been informed.

A Hampshire Police spokesman said today: “We are investigating the death of a woman at a house in Hambledon.

“Officers were called at 12.39pm on Monday 1 July to Vicarage Lane where the body of a woman in her 50s was discovered.

The woman’s next of kin have been informed, but formal identification procedures have not yet taken place.

“A teenager from the Hambledon area has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at this time.”

Cops stood guard outside the house in the idyllic country village.

Forensic officers were also spotted at the scene.

Hambledon was England’s leading cricket club from about 1765 until the formation of the MCC in 1787.