Police have launched a murder investigation in Bournemouth after the death of a woman in the town centre.
A man has been arrested after the body of a woman was discovered at a hotel along St Michaels Road.
At around 12:30pm today, officers were called to a report of a serious incident.
A deceased woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman is yet to be identified, but the coroner has been informed.
Detective Inspector Stewart Balmer, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: "A murder investigation has been launched and is in its early stages.
"If anyone has any information about this incident I urge them to call Dorset Police at the earliest possible opportunity."
A man has been detained and is helping police with their enquires.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 30:185.