Murder Hunt After Woman’s Body Found In Field

Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a woman was found in a field in the New Forest.

HampshireConstabulary’s Major Investigation Team (HMIT) said police were called to the field on Lyndhurst Road in the village ofBeaulieuat 4.42pm on Tuesday after the body was discovered.

It is thought the woman was tending to her horse prior to her death.

Detective Superintendent Paul Barton, who is leading the investigation said: “We are treating the discovery of a woman’s body in Beaulieu as murder.

“I am unable at this time to provide any further information regarding the victim until all of the family has been informed and formal identification has taken place.”

A Home Office forensic pathologist is carrying out the post-mortem examination.

Det Supt Barton said police patrols have been stepped up in the area near where the body was found.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area of Lyndhurst Road on Tuesday between 2pm and 5pm to come forward.

Anyone with information has been asked tocontact the Hampshire Major Investigation Team (HMIT) on 101 or via the website quoting Operation Biscotti.

Alternatively they can contactcharity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

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4 September 2014 | 1:33 am – Source: orange.co.uk

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