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North West police arrest man for ex-girlfriend's murder

It's understood the woman's friend reported her missing this week, indicating that she was last seen inside her ex-boyfriend's car.

Police tape. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG – North West police have arrested a man after he allegedly beat his ex-girlfriend to death with a hammer in Orkney.

It's understood the woman's friend reported her missing this week, indicating that she was last seen inside her ex-boyfriend's car.

Police say they approached the suspect and he led them to his house where his ex-girlfriend's body was found in a pool of blood with injuries.

Spokesperson Amanda Funani says, “We’re investigating a case of murder after a 54-year-old woman’s body was found at a certain home in Orkney.

“We’re busy with our investigation but a hammer was found near her body. At this stage, we’ve arrested a 55-year-old man, who’s believed to be the ex-partner of this lady.”

The suspect is expected to appear in the Orkney Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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