Man arrested in Southport after woman dies in attack at travel agent

Woman, 28, dies following incident at Tui branch in Chapel Street on Saturday afternoon

A woman has died after being attacked in a travel agent’s office in Southport.

The 28-year-old was targeted on Saturday at the Tui branch in the Merseyside town where she worked.

A 30-year-old man from the Southport area was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene. The incident is believed to be domestic-related.

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

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

Police were called to the scene in Chapel Street at 1.25pm following reports about the welfare of a woman at the store.

Two air ambulances and paramedics were sent to the scene and took the woman to Southport hospital.

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 difficult time. We will issue further statements as soon as information becomes available.”

Some shops on the street remain closed while forensic officers carry out scene examinations.

A police spokeswoman said anyone with information should contact Merseyside police on 101 quoting log 470 of 13 January or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.