Murder squad identify woman found dead in lane

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A WOMAN from Bingley who was found dead in a village lane in Cumbria has been identified by police as Rose-Marie Valente.

Ms Valente, 49, was discovered in Brough on Monday morning.

A 48-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been released on police bail pending further inquiries. In a tribute to Ms Valente, of Woodside Crescent, Cottingley, issued through Cumbria Constabulary, her family said: “Rose was a loving and doting mother and nanna. She was loved and will be greatly missed by the family and her friends.”

Police were called to Black Bull Lane off High Street in Brough just before 8am. The area, which is near farm buildings, was cordoned off for examination and house-to-house inquiries were conducted.

A police spokeswoman said: “Police have questioned a 48-year-old local male, who has now been released on police bail to report back to Carlisle Police Station at a later date while they undertake further inquiries. Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of her death and have appealed for anyone who saw or spoke to Rose over the weekend, between Friday 24th and Sunday 26th February, and anyone who saw a silver 4x4 vehicle on the Sunday evening or Monday morning in the Brough and Kirkby Stephen area to contact Carlisle CID on 101.”