Murder investigation underway after woman dies in Cambridgeshire village

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Cambridgeshire.

A woman who was taken to hospital following an incident at a property in Great Cambourne yesterday, Wednesday December 5, has died in hospital.

Police at the scene in Cambourne. Photo: SWNS

Police at the scene in Cambourne. Photo: SWNS

Police were called by the ambulance service to Lamb Drove with reports of concern at 1.35am.

The 55-year-old woman was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a critical condition but died yesterday afternoon after her condition deteriorated.

A 43-year-old man from Cambourne, who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, has now been rearrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at Parkside Police Station.

Investigations continue at the scene and officers are keeping the family of the victim up to date.

Police at the scene in Cambourne. Photo: SWNS

Police at the scene in Cambourne. Photo: SWNS

A forensics tent stood on the grass outside two modern ground-floor flats, in a residential area of the village.

Members of a forensics team could be seen entering the tent with a bag, while two officers stood guard outside.

Forensic officers in white coats could also be seen entering the doors to what appear to two adjacent first-floor flats.

Two police scientific support unit vehicles and a police car were parked nearby.

Police at the scene in Cambourne. Photo: SWNS

Police at the scene in Cambourne. Photo: SWNS

A man living in a neighbouring flat, who did not want to be named, said: “I don’t know what happened. They were my friends.”

A woman living opposite the flats said: “The police were there all day yesterday. I came out at 6am and they were there.”

A post mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow, Friday December 7.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call police on 101 quoting incident 22 of 5 December or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report