Investigations continue into murder in Middlesbrough

Specialist officers, including forensic teams, are working hard to establish what happened to 34-year-old Jessica Patel who was found at her home on The Avenue in Linthorpe at 8.20pm on Monday 14th May.

She was found with serious injuries at the address and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her cause of death is not being released by the investigative team at this time.

There have been no arrests at this time.

The Avenue is a busy road and detectives are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area on Monday evening to contact them. Anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the area which may assist police is also asked to come forward.

Police searches are also continuing in the local area.

Increased neighbourhood patrols are continuing in the community to offer reassurance.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101, quoting event number 85888. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.