Woman found dead in car with gunshot wound

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found in a car with a gunshot wound to her neck.

The victim, in her 50s, was found by officers in the Farmers Gate area of Newport, Shropshire, at around 11.15pm on Friday night.

She was declared dead at the scene and a shotgun was recovered nearby.

A 45-year-old man was arrested on farmland near Sutton, Shrewsbury, after police received several reports of a gunshot.

The murder suspect is in hospital under police guard.

Superintendent Sue Thomas said: “We are in the very early stages of our investigation and have a number of officers carrying out enquiries.

“At this time we believe the suspect and the deceased were known to each other.

“Our thoughts are with the family of the victim; they will be offered support by specially trained officers.

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“We will be stepping up patrols in the area overnight and over the weekend to provide reassurance to the community.”

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote incident 725s of 26 January 2018 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.