01/09/2015

Woman Discovered With Fatal Injuries Named As Concert Pianist

A woman discovered with fatal injuries in Manchester has been named by police.

The body of 38-year-old Natalia Strelle was found with serious head injuries on Sunday, 30 August in Newton Heath.

Emergency services attended the address on Culcheth Lane at 12:45am after reports that a woman had been assaulted.

Paramedics attempted to revive Ms Strelle. However, she died a short time later.

A post-mortem revealed Ms Strelle died from head and neck injuries.

A 48-year-old man was arrested on Monday, 31 August on suspicion of murder.

He remains in police custody for questioning.

Ms Strelle was a Norwegian concert pianist of Russian origin.

She had performed across Europe and at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Det Supt Phil Reade said: "This is a tragic incident in which a talented young lady has lost her life.

"Natalia's family, many of whom live outside the UK, are understandably beside themselves at their loss and we are doing everything we can at this time to support them."

Police are appealing for witnesses.

(LM)

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