Man, 47, arrested for murder after pensioner found dead in house

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a pensioner was found in a house.

The woman, in her 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene after officers were called to a house on Folkestone Road, Southport, at 8.40pm on Friday.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out to establish the cause of death.

A man, 47, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the ‘tragic’ incident.

Detective Inspector Lee Wilkinson said: ‘This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family of the lady involved.

‘An investigation is currently under way and we are carrying out forensic, CCTV and house-to-house inquiries 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 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111, quoting reference 21000063162 of January 29.

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