Sunday 11 December 2016

Man (87) arrested on suspicion of murdering 74-year-old woman in 'domestic incident'

Kim Pilling

Published 10/04/2015 | 14:01

Post-mortem examination showed woman had been stabbed to death
Post-mortem examination showed woman had been stabbed to death

An 87-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 74-year-old woman in what is believed to be a domestic incident.

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Marian Smith was pronounced dead at an address in Aberdare Close, Blackburn, Lancashire, after police were called to the scene at about 9.10am yesterday.

A post-mortem examination showed she had been stabbed to death.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said: "Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of an elderly woman in Blackburn.

"The investigation is in its early stages but officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with their inquiries."

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