DETECTIVES from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit are investigating the murder of a woman at a house in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, this week and releasing the photo of a man they would like to speak with as part of their inquiries.

Officers were called at around 5.20pm on Tuesday, May 24 to her home address in Glebeland following a call from a member of the woman’s family who was concerned for her welfare. Officers attended the property and found the body of the woman, who is 34 years old.

Officers want to trace her ex-partner 35 year old Martin Collett (pictured) in connection with her murder.

She is believed to have died between May 22 and May 24. A post mortem has taken place and formal identification is due to take place this afternoon. The victim’s family live overseas and are being support by a specialist Family Liaison Officer.

Martin has connections in a number of places across the country including Southampton, Bristol and Stratford-Upon-Avon.