VIDEO: Man detained in connection with Falkirk murder investigation

Police have a man in custody following the discovery of a woman’s body at a house in Falkirk.

Officers were called to a property in the town’s Springfield Drive at around 12.30 a.m. and found the woman’s body in a bedroom.

Police attend the scene in Springfield Drive after a woman's body was found around midnight. Picture: Michael Gillen (142151)

Police attend the scene in Springfield Drive after a woman's body was found around midnight. Picture: Michael Gillen (142151)

Speaking at the scene this morning Chief Inspector Mandy Paterson, Local Area Commander, said no further details could be given at this point, but said more would be released later in the day.

Chief Inspector Paterson added: “We were called to an address in Springfield Drive in the early hours of this morning. When officers arrived there they found the body of a woman and the circumstances of that were suspicious.

“This is now being investigated as a murder inquiry and a major investigation team has taken over that aspect of the inquiry. There are ongoing forensic work and investigations at the moment and a man is in custody detained at Falkrik police office at the moment. There is no other person outstanding that we are looking for in relation to this inquiry.”

A cordon is in place at the entrance to the street with cars being checked by police officers as they enter the leave. Forensic officers are still in the property gathering evidence.

Ch Insp Paterson said: “As you can see this is a particularly quiet residential area of Falkirk where there has been very few calls to police at all so it is a very unsettling incident for the community, which we fully appreciate, and we will try to get the community back to normality as soon as possible.

“We would like to thank all the residents for their co-operation and patience with us while this inquiry unfolds.”