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Cleveland Police have launched a double murder investgation.

Police received a report that a woman had been seriously injured at 8.45pm on the evening of Wednesday 23rd March at an address on Mapleton Crescent, Redcar.
At 8.52pm, a second report was received from a member of the public reporting that a woman was being violently assaulted on Byland Close.

Both women had suffered serious injuries and sadly both have died.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder a short time after the incidents.

The man is currently in police custody.

Any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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