Police Vans and TV satellite trucks continue to line what was until 24hrs ago a quiet residential street in the centre of a small Midlands village.
Police confirmed earlier that a lone female police officer initially responded to the call and they are in the process of questioning a man in connection with the murder. No precise details regarding this have yet been released.
Now red and white tape cordons off the alleyway and part of the pavement at the scene of this shocking murder investigation. Unconfirmed reports suggest that as yet the head of the victim has remained unfound.