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Man charged with murder and attempted murder

A man has been charged with murder and attempted murder following an incident in Andreas at the weekend.

The 21-year-old is being held in police custody and is due to appear before a court today.

It comes after the body of a woman was found in the area in the early hours of Sunday morning (January 17) - the death, which was initially treated as unexplained is now being treated as suspicious.

The constabulary says at this time further details around the circumstances of the victim’s death and the attempted murder charge cannot be commented on for legal reasons.

Officers have been conducting enquiries in the Andreas area and enquiries will continue over coming weeks.

Detective Inspector Michelle McKillop says: "At this time only limited information can be given about the circumstances surrounding this tragic loss of life and the impact this whole event is having on the family and friends of all of those involved.

"I want to urge the public not to speculate on social media as to the events or those involved as there is a need to protect the investigation and any subsequent proceedings and also to be respectful towards the family at this dreadful time.

"Murders are rare on the Isle of Man, we are more fortunate than many to live in a safe community, but these events do occur and when they do we will do everything within our power to ensure we do the best we possibly can to support the family and to investigate the matter thoroughly."

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