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Man detained under the Mental Health Act following death of a woman in St Ives

22 Feb 2021

A 40-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman at an address in St Ives yesterday (22 February) has been detained under the Mental Health Act. 

Police were called at 7.30am with reports of a sudden death at a property in Norris Road, St Ives.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and a cordon remains in place at the address.

Detective Inspector Dale Mepstead, said: "Our thoughts go out to this woman's family and loved ones at this difficult time.

"I would like to reassure the public that we believe this is an isolated incident and there will be an increased police presence in the area while our investigation continues.

“I would urge anyone with information to get in touch with us, if they have not already done so."

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or via web-chat quoting incident 47 of 22 February. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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