Murder investigation launched after woman found dead in Nelson

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

By John Deehan
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 4:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 6:02 pm
Detectives have launched a murder investigation
Detectives have launched a murder investigation

Emergency services were called to an address in Victory Close at around 11am today where a woman was found unresponsive with head injuries. She was 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.

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

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Det. Chief 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 3rd or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.