Breaking news: Arrest in Jia Ashton murder case

murder victim jia ashton
murder victim jia ashton

DETECTIVES investigating the death of Jia Ashton have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

The 22-year-old was arrested this afternoon (Thursday, May 5) at a flat in the Amber Valley area.

He remains in custody and is being questioned by officers.

Further details will be released in due course.

Mrs Ashton (25) left work at Thorntons just after 5pm on Thursday, March 10 and walked long a path in Sleetmoor Woods that is locally known as the ‘Yellow Brick Road’.

Her body was found in the woods at 4.30pm on Sunday March 13.

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