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Pensioner, 79, arrested on suspicion of murder after woman found dead at home in Stoke&on&Trent

A PENSIONER has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at home.

The victim, in her 70s, was discovered at a house in Denton Grove, Weston Coyney at 8.40am on Friday.

BPMPolice and forensic officers outside a property on Denton Grove, Weston Coyney.[/caption]

A 79-year-old man, from Stoke-on-Trent, has now been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Detective Inspector Lisa Holland said: “This is a tragic case which has understandably devastated the woman’s family.

“Our thoughts are very much with them at this time and we’re doing all we possibly can to support them.

“We’ve set up a cordon in the area whilst we continue to gather evidence and investigate the circumstances leading up to the woman’s tragic death.

“We can confirm that the victim and suspect are known to each other.

“We will be continuing to gather evidence as part of our enquiries throughout the weekend.”

To report anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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