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26 April 2012, 12:52 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50
Police say they have launched a murder investigation after the discovery of a woman’s body in Whitby.
The 50 year old Julie Davison,who had suffered serious head injuries, was found by her sister at her flat on Church Square, on the West Cliff area of the town on Wednesday evening.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say they are stepping up patrols to try and reassure residents.
Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the Church Square area during the early hours of Wednesday to contact the police immediately, especially around 6am.