Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 5 September 2015

OAP dies after 'domestic incident'

Published 31/10/2010

An investigation has been launched after a woman, 81, died following a 'domestic' incident
An investigation has been launched after a woman, 81, died following a 'domestic' incident

An investigation has been launched after an elderly woman died in a domestic incident, police said.

Police were called to a house in Madeira Avenue, Leigh, Essex, on Saturday afternoon to reports of an assault.

A spokeswoman for Essex Police said an 87-year-old man and a 81-year-old woman were taken to Southend General Hospital but the woman died later that evening.

The man is still in hospital in a non-serious condition.

Officers said they are treating the incident as "domestic related" and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place later.

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