RESIDENTS have shared their shock and sadness after a woman was found dead in her Redditch home.

The woman, who has been named by police as 35-year-old Koreen Danks, was pronounced dead at her house on Prospect Road North yesterday (Wednesday, July 14).

A man in his thirties from Redditch was later arrested on suspicion of murder.

Heartbroken residents Penny Humpherston and Roy Chatland, who live opposite the house, said they were good friends with the woman and have described her as a "lovely" person.

Ms Humpherston said they had previously been on holidays together to Spain and Lanzarote.

She said: "It's a total tragedy. It still really hasn't sunk in. We were good friends.

"I think we're all still in shock.

"She was a lovely person with a heart of gold. She tried her best for everybody.

"I just feel totally sick for her. My stomach is in knots - total disbelief."

Mr Chatland said he broke down crying after first hearing the tragic news. He said: "At one point she treated me like a father.

"It's such a waste isn't it? It's a shame."

Police have been at the scene today to provide support whilst an investigation continues.

Another resident of the road described the incident as "shocking."

She said: "You don't expect it. It's not very busy normally."

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called out to a home on just after 1pm yesterday.

A spokesperson said: "Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

"On arrival we discovered one patient, a woman.

"Sadly, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene."

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "A man in his thirties from Redditch now been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in police custody.

"We would like to reassure the community that this is believed to be an isolated incident and officers will be in the local area to provide support while our investigation continues."

Inspector Lee Page said: “Our thoughts are with Koreen’s family at this very difficult time and I would like to thank the local community for their support and assistance with our enquiries so far.”