Woman, 48, is found dead in car park in Nottingham

Woman, 48, is found dead in car park in Nottingham as man, 59, is arrested on suspicion of murder

  • Nottinghamshire Police said officers were called to car park on Saturday night
  • Deborah Jones, 48, was given CPR but was pronounced dead a short time later
  • Next of kin were informed and are being supported by specially trained officers 
  • Man, 59, was arrested at scene on suspicion of murder and remains in custody

Deborah Jones, 48, was given CPR by paramedics at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman died in a car park in Nottingham city centre.

Nottinghamshire Police said officers were called to the Metro car park on Union Road at 11.05pm on Saturday.

The victim, named as Deborah Jones, 48, also known as Deborah Hendrick, was given CPR by paramedics at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

A 59-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and remains in custody, the force said.

It is believed the people involved were known to each other, according to detectives, while the area remains cordoned off as enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Kenny Henry said: ‘While I know the effects of this incident will understandably shock and sadden the local community, please be reassured that we are not seeking anyone else in connection with Deborah’s death and there is no cause for the community to be fearful or alarmed.

‘I would like to hear from anyone who feels they may have information that could assist our investigation, and who hasn’t already come forward, to please get in touch with us.

Police were called to the Metro car park in Nottingham on Saturday (pictured yesterday)

Forensic officers investigate at the scene of the alleged murder in Nottingham yesterday

A 59-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, police said

‘If you have any information – no matter how small or insignificant you may think it may seem – I would urge you to contact police as soon as possible.

‘Deborah’s family have requested privacy at this difficult time and our thoughts remain with them and Deborah’s friends as we carry on with our extensive enquiries.’

Detective Chief Inspector Sally Blaiklock added: ‘A team of detectives, supported by uniformed officers and forensic teams, are all working tirelessly to understand the circumstances surrounding this very serious case.

‘We believe those involved in this incident are known to one another and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with it at this time.’

Anyone with any information can call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident 957 of August 1 2020, or report to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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