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We were called to an address in Leach Road, Bettws at around 1.55pm on Tuesday 24 May after a woman was found unresponsive at a property.
Officers attended along with paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service who confirmed that a 79-year-old woman had died.
We've launched a murder investigation and a 51-year-old man from Newport has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
He remains in police custody and at this time we are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.
Her family has also issued the following tribute to her:
“Our beautiful mum, nan and sister was a strong, independent lady.
“We are completely devastated by the way our mum has been cruelly taken away from us.
She had so much to look forward to and was returning to Greece in 2 weeks’ time where she spent 10 years of her life living with our dad.
“We never would have imagined ourselves in this situation and cannot find the words to describe the grief that we are currently experiencing.
“The only comfort we can take from this situation, is knowing she has been reunited with her husband and soul mate whom she has missed dearly.
“The hole she has left will never be filled and she will be dearly missed by everyone, family and friends alike."
A referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) in line with normal procedures.
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