PSNI detectives investigating the murder of a 37-year-old woman in Portadown early this morning have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

He has also been arrested for attempted murder and arson with intent to endanger life.

Emergency services responded to reports of a fire in a house in Church Street, close to the town centre, shortly after 2am.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is understood that a young girl, who was also in the house, was taken to hospital.

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Police said a number of residents had to be evacuated from their homes due to the fire.

A cordon is in place around the house and forensic officers are at the scene.

Forensic officers at the scene in Portadown

Detective Chief Inspector Rachel Wilson said: "Our investigation continues and I am appealing to anyone with information, or who witnessed anything untoward, to please get in touch.

"Likewise, if you have captured dashcam footage, please contact officers on 101 quoting reference number 92 of 21/03/23."