Woman in her 70s found dead at a house in Southport as man, 47, arrested on suspicion of murder
A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a pensioner was found dead inside a home.
The woman, aged in her 70s, was discovered in Southport, Merseyside, at around 8.40pm last night.
A 47-year-old man is being quizzed in custody on suspicion of murder.
Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the woman's death.
Her next of kin have been informed and her family are being supported by specialist officers.
Detective Inspector Lee Wilkinson said: "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."
Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting reference 21000063162 of 29 January or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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