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Murder investigation underway after death of woman

Written by on June 3, 2020

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a woman in Nelson.

Around 11am today (Wednesday, June 3) emergency services attended an address in Victory Close where a woman was found unresponsive with head injuries. She was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

While formal identification has yet to take place, she is believed to be a 58-year-old woman from Nelson. Her next of kin have been informed.

The death is being treated as suspicious and a murder inquiry is underway.

A man has been arrested by police in connection with the woman’s death and is currently in custody.

Detectives are appealing for information as part of the investigation.

Det Ch Insp Gareth Willis, of Lancashire Police’s Force Major Investigation Team, said: “My thoughts are with the woman involved and her family at this very sad and difficult time.

“These are tragic circumstances and we are endeavouring to establish exactly what has happened.

“While we have made one arrest, we would encourage anyone with information or feels they can assist with our enquiries to come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0411 of June 3.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 72-year-old man from Nelson has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.