She was the mother of four children: a 24-year-old woman was found dead on Wednesday in her home in Denain, in the Nord department.
His companion, in his twenties, was arrested a little later in the afternoon.
Known to the police
The woman would have “succumbed to the blows of her companion”, who was known to the police services but not for acts of domestic violence, according to a police source. The couple had four children, “all unharmed”.
The police intervened after being alerted by a third party, according to another police source.
Solicited by Agence France-Presse, the public prosecutor of Valenciennes indicated that he would not communicate on this case.