FIVE people were arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman in her 20s was found dead a day after she was reportedly assaulted near a shop.

West Mercia Police said three men, aged 47, 45 and 34, and two women, aged 34 and 66, had been taken into custody in relation to a death in Telford, Shropshire.

Officers said the victim was discovered on Tuesday morning at an address in Hill Road, Overdale.

The woman, who has not been formally identified, is reported to have been assaulted at about 10.30pm on Monday in Haybridge Road, Hadley, near the Premier Store.

The West Mercia force said in a statement: “Following the incident she left the scene with a friend, ultimately returning to the address in Overdale where she was discovered the following day having sadly died.

“Detectives are appealing for anyone with information relating to this assault to contact them.”

Detective Inspector Rich Roberts said: “We were called to the address in Overdale yesterday morning where a woman had sadly died.

"Her next of kin has been informed.

“A murder investigation has been launched and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the assault in Haybridge Road on Monday evening.

“We’d also like to hear from anyone who has dash-cam fitted to their car and was driving near to the Premier Store. It is possible they may have captured footage which may help with our inquiries.”