THE body of a woman has been found in a house in Pontllanfraith.

Police were called to Llanarth Road at about 10am yesterday, Tuesday, following reports of concerns for a woman's safety.

A 64-year-old woman was found dead at the scene.

A Gwent Police spokeswoman said: "We are trying to establish the facts concerning this incident and are still investigating."

The Gwent coroner has been informed.