Boy, 16, faces woman murder charge

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murdering a woman.

The teenager was held after officers attended an address in Benville Road, Weymouth, Dorset, on Saturday afternoon following reports that a woman had been injured.

When police arrived at the property at 1.06pm, they discovered the woman's body.

A police spokeswoman said: "Dorset Police have charged a 16-year-old boy with murder.

"He is due to appear at Weymouth Youth Court on Wednesday July 25."

Officers carried out house-to-house inquiries in and around Benville Road and a cordon was put in place around the property while forensic experts examined the scene.

Police said the victim's identity was not being released until after an inquest hearing.