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Body-in-underpass case: man held

A 28-year-old man has been arrested after a woman's body was found in a pool of blood in an underpass.

Officers were called to an address in Bay Drive, Bullbrook, Bracknell, Berkshire, just before 8am on Sunday where the body of the 43-year-old woman, who was from the local area, was discovered.

She was declared dead at the scene by paramedics, according to Thames Valley Police.

The arrested man, who is from Bracknell, is to be questioned by detectives.

Brothers Lee Paul-Ferris, 26, and Glenn Paul-Ferris, 22, called the police after encountering the body of the woman, whom they described as being "Oriental" in appearance.

The pair, who work as gardeners and were loading up their van, ran into the underpass after another man discovered the body at 8am.

Lee, a father-of-four, said it was clear the woman had been attacked, saying that her head was in a pool of blood with blood spatters on the wall.

He said: "She was on the floor and there was blood on the wall and blood all over the place. I couldn't tell where the blood was coming from - she was sort of covering her face and in the foetal position, more face down."

Superintendent Paul Hayles said: "The woman was found at an underpass near Bay Drive and we are yet to determine the circumstances of her death.

"We would urge anyone who was in or around the area in the early hours of this morning and may have seen anything to please contact us as a matter of urgency."

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