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UPDATE: 6.45pm 7 January 2022
North Yorkshire Police can now confirm the 33 year old man from Leeds arrested in connection with this incident has been charged with murder. He is due to appear at York Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (8 January 2022).
UPDATE: 10.17am 7 January 2022
Continued policing activity will take place at the address in the coming days and the public can expect to see an increased policing presence in the local area.
We can confirm that the man arrested on suspicion of murder is 33 years old and from the Leeds area.
North Yorkshire Police have been granted authority for the continued detention of the man arrested to allow for further enquiries to be undertaken.
Further updates will be provided when possible and we continue to ask anyone with information which could assist the investigation to make contact by calling 101 and quoting ref: 12220002314
UPDATE: 12.21pm 6 January 2022
Statement from North Yorkshire Police Detective Superintendent Wayne Fox:
"Enquiries are continuing in our efforts to establish the circumstances which led to the death of a local woman on Wednesday January 5th 2022. I want to reassure the local community that, whilst this is a tragic event, North Yorkshire Police are satisfied that we are currently dealing with an isolated incident.
"Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to the family of the woman who sadly lost her life and they are currently being supported by specially trained officers.
"Further details will be released when possible.
"You will see an increased policing presence in the local area. Please do feel free to speak to our officers if you have any concerns.
"If any member of the public has information which could assist our investigation, please contact us by calling 101 and quoting reference: 12220002314."
UPDATE: 6.04pm 5 January 2022
Police are at the scene of a serious incident at a residential property on High Street in Thornton-le-Dale which took place shortly before 12pm today (5 January 2022).
We can confirm that a woman was found deceased at the property and this is currently being treated as a murder investigation.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and investigations are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident. The man remains in police custody.
A scene guard is currently in place and is expected to remain for some time.