Man charged with murder after death of woman (85) in Burnley
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Mumtaz Ahmed (43) of Prairie Crescent, Burnley, is due to appear at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court today.
Earlier this week he was arrested on suspicion of murder after an 85-year-old woman, now named as Inayat Begum, was found with head injuries at an address in Prairie Crescent. The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene.
A Home Office post-mortem examination has given the cause of death as head, chest and abdominal injuries.
Mrs Begum was described as a ‘much loved and cared for member of the community who had nothing but kindness for others.’
Det Ch Insp Rachel Higson, of Lancashire Police’s Force Major Investigation Team, said: “These are incredibly sad and tragic circumstances.
"My thoughts are with Mrs Begum’s family and friends at this very difficult time.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 0296 of April 24.”