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Body of man found after shed fire as woman, 65, arrested on suspicion of murder in posh village

A MAN’S body has been found after a shed fire – prompting cops to arrest a 65-year-old woman on suspicion of murder.

Emergency services rushed to the blaze in the posh village of Middleton Cheney, Northants, yesterday afternoon.

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Officers were rushed to the scene of a shed fire yesterday afternoon[/caption]

Officers found a shed alight and after fire fighters tackled the flames, a man’s body was found inside.

A 65-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Police have since cordoned off the area, with neighbours horrified by the news.

One local, who did not wish to be named, said: “”I don’t know the people who live there as they live a bit further up the road but we saw the smoke rising into the sky.

“I was out doing my garden and there was ever such a weird smell, it doesn’t bear thinking about that it might have been a burning body.

“The next thing I know the place is swarming with police and to hear the gentleman has died is extremely sad indeed.”

Another neighbour, who lives a few doors down, added: “I was out at work yesterday and returned just as all the police and fire engines turned up.

“All I saw was smoke there was no flames just a hell of a lot of dark smoke.

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Forensic officers now work at the scene as cops investigate[/caption]

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The area has been cordoned off in the posh Northants village[/caption]

“It’s all stone houses and cottages – they’re lovely.”

Investigations are ongoing into the man’s death and police have cordoned off the area.

Police said in a statement today: “Northamptonshire Police has launched a major investigation following the discovery of a man’s body in a south-west Northamptonshire village.

“At around 3.35pm yesterday, Wednesday, June 9, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a fire in Salmon Lane, Middleton Cheney.

“Upon arrival they found a shed alight, and after the flames were put out the body of a man was discovered inside.

“A 65-year-old woman was last night, June 9, arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody this morning, June 10.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 regarding incident number 21000319651.

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Officers are working at the scene[/caption]

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