The dead woman found in a first floor flat along St Michael’s Road, Bournemouth has been named as 25-year-old Mashael Albasman. A Kuwaiti national, she came to the UK to study in November last year.
Detectives investigating the alleged murder are renewing their appeal for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.
At just after 12.30pm on Sunday 30 March, Dorset Police responded to a report of a serious incident along St Michael’s Road near the junction with Purbeck Road, close to the Manchester Hotel.
Detective Inspector Stewart Balmer, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “The investigation is still ongoing.”
A 58-year-old man who is living in Bournemouth has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is still helping detectives with their enquires.
DI Balmer continued: “We know that the victim and the arrested man are known to each other. It is the circumstances leading up to Mashael’s death that are the focus of our enquiries.
“The suspect was located within the premises and had injuries which required hospital treatment.
“If anyone has heard or seen anything suspicious at the time in the area, I urge them to come forward as soon as possible.
“I am appealing for anyone with information about the incident or who may have known Mashael to contact Dorset Police on the non-emergency number or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 30:185. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.