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Woman's body found in Shrewsbury primary school: three men arrested on suspicion of murder

By Richard Vernalls

A woman's body has been found in the grounds of a primary school in Shrewsbury in the west midlands.

Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the  woman - believed to be in her early 20'a - was found.

The woman's body was  discovered by a police officer at Harlescott Junior School in Shrewsbury just before midnight yesterday after concerns were raised for the safety of a local, West Mercia Police said.

Two men - one aged 32 and another 39 - and a 31-year-old woman are all being questioned by detectives over the death.

Pupils had been set to return to lessons today, following the Christmas holidays, but the school in Featherbed Lane is to remain shut while investigations continue.

A force spokesman said a detailed forensic examination of the scene was taking place, with officers hoping to have completed their work so the school can reopen on Wednesday.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course, and next of kin have been informed.

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 and quote reference 0566S of Sunday January 4, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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