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Woman, 28, dies after attack at TUI travel agents in Southport

Woman, 28, dies after attack at TUI travel agents in Southport

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an employee was killed in an attack at a travel agents in Merseyside.

Ten police vehicles and two air ambulances arrived at the travel agents where the 30-year-old suspect was arrested.

Merseyside Police said a murder investigation was launched following an incident at a Southport TUI store on January 13, local reports said.

POLICE have been called to an attack at a Southport TUI travel agent, with a woman being rushed to hospital. It was believed that the incident was domestic-related.

The woman's next of kin have been informed, police added.

"A 30-year-old from the Stockport area has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is now being held in custody".

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SOUTHPORT ADVERTISER FACEBOOK LOCKDOWN Police surrounded the travel agents on Chapel Street yesterday

A statement from Tui said a female staff member had been involved in the incident.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said officers were called to reports of "concern for a female" at a shop on Chapel Street.

The travel firm added: "We're doing everything possible to assist the local police with their investigation and support our staff and customers at this hard time".

"We will issue further statements as soon as information becomes available".

A police cordon has been set up around the store and forensic officers are carrying out their investigations.

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