Detectives investigating the murder of Valentina Cozma have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.
Georgian Constantin, 42, of Stoke-on-Trent, was arrested in London yesterday on suspicion of murder.
Valentina, aged 40, tragically died following a fire at her home on Campbell Road, Stoke, around 3pm on Thursday 9 February. A post mortem provided a provisional cause of death, as inhalation of products of combustion.
Enquiries surrounding Valentina’s death continue and police forensic investigations are ongoing at the scene. Local officers are continuing with reassurance patrols in the area.
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Adrian Webb, from the force’s Major and Organised Crime department, is appealing for anyone with information to come forward and help with the investigation.
He said: “We are grateful for the community’s support during this investigation. Enquiries into Valentina’s tragic death continue and we remain keen to speak to witnesses who may have relevant information or material which could support the investigation, such as CCTV or dash cam footage. My thoughts remain with Valentina’s loved ones, in particular her young son, at this deeply traumatic time.”
Staffordshire Police have a dedicated section on the Major Incident Portal here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/STAFFS19A01-PO1 select Staffordshire Police, Operation Cuda.
Alternatively, you can call 101 quoting incident 440 of 9 February. If you have information, but want to remain anonymous, call Crimetoppers on 0800 555 111.