Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Two questioned in OAP murder probe

Police were called to Sherfield Avenue, Leigh Park, Hampshire, where body of a woman in her 80s was found

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman in her 80s was discovered at a house.

Police were called to Sherfield Avenue, Leigh Park, Hampshire, shortly after 6am yesterday, where the body was found. An 80-year-old man was arrested in the house.

A short time later a 55-year-old man was arrested in nearby Havant. Both men are being questioned at different police stations in Hampshire. The circumstances surrounding the death are suspicious, a police spokesman said.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Darren Rawlings said: "I'd like to reassure residents and visitors in Leigh Park that our initial inquiries suggest there is no wider risk to the community."

A post-mortem examination was due to be held yesterday but the results have not been released by detectives.

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