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Man arrested for murder after woman in her 70s found dead in house

Jimmy Nsubuga
·2-min read
The pensioner was found at a house on Folkestone Road, Southport, Merseyside (Google)
The pensioner was found at a house on Folkestone Road, Southport, Merseyside (Google)

A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a pensioner was discovered at a property in Merseyside.

Police found the body of a woman in her 70s after attending a house on Folkestone Road, Southport, at 8.40pm on Friday.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, with a post mortem due to take place to establish what she died from.

Police are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and they have informed the pensioner’s next of kin.

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Merseyside Police said in a statement: “We can confirm we are investigating following the discovery of the body of a woman at a house in Southport last night, Friday 29th January.

“Officers attended at a house on Folkestone Road at 8.40pm and found the body of a woman in her 70s. She was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. A post mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death.

“An investigation is underway and a 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

“Officers are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and house-to-house enquiries are ongoing.

“The victim’s next of kin have been informed and specialist officers are supporting the family of the victim at this difficult time.”

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Detective Inspector Lee Wilkinson added: "This is tragic incident and are thoughts with the family of the lady involved.

"An investigation is currently underway and we are carrying out forensic, CCTV and house-to-house enquiries in the local area.

"I would ask anyone who was in the area of Folkestone Road at around 8..30pm last night who saw or heard anything suspicious to contact us as they may have information which is vital to our investigation."

If you have any information please contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 21000063162 of 29 January.