Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a woman was found at a remote rural property.

Officers were called to a Grade II listed home on Lady's Drove, Emneth, in west Norfolk, at 7.30am yesterday.

The body of a woman, aged in 60s, was found at the scene.

A man, also in his 60s, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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He was taken to King’s Lynn Police Station and remains in custody.

A police cordon remained at the property, Banyer Hall, this afternoon, while detectives and forensic officers were at work inside the two-storey building.

The 17th century home is on the edge of the village and overlooks flat, open fields.

It is little more than a mile from Bleak House, in the neighbouring village of Emneth Hungate, where farmer Tony Martin turned his gun on two burglars in August 1999, killing one and wounding the other.

A man whose bungalow overlooks Lady's Drove said police began arriving at the scene on Monday morning.

A Home Office post-mortem examination is due to be carried out this afternoon.





Anyone with information has been asked to contact Norfolk Police on 101 quoting reference 36/65290/23.