A suspected murder near Stanley Park in Blackpool has prompted a wave of sympathy - and speculation - from the public.
Police confirmed late last night that they are investigating the alleged murder of a woman at a house in West Park Drive, shortly before 6pm yesterday evening.
Despite a variety of unverified rumours circulating online, officers are yet to formally identify the victim, and have not confirmed an approximate age.
Later police confirmed that they had arrested a 25 year old man from Blackpool on suspicion of murder, but did not say where or when.
Gazette readers on Facebook have reacted with an outpouring of shock and sadness to the news:
Very sad thinking of everyone involved R.I.P.
Wow so sad thoughts are with family and friend x.
Shocking and tragic incident and sincere condolences to the family, so sorry for your loss. RIP Eternal rest.
R.I.P my thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.
Princess Louise Trower
Hope they catch the monster that did this!
I live here for 4 years. It's really disturbing that in town like almost every week is happening something disturbing.
Omg poor woman rip sweet soul.
How very sad for everyone involved, my thoughts go out to all the family ❤️