Thursday 12 December 2019

Police investigating murder of pensioner (86) whose body was set alight arrest man

Detectives investigating the murder of the pensioner whose body was set alight in her home have arrested a man. Photo: Cambridgeshire Police/PA Wire
Detectives investigating the murder of the pensioner whose body was set alight in her home have arrested a man. Photo: Cambridgeshire Police/PA Wire

Detectives investigating the murder of a pensioner whose body was set alight in her home in Cambridgeshire have arrested a man.

Former postmistress Una Crown, 86, was found dead in her bungalow in Wisbech on January 13 last year.

It is thought the widow might have been killed in a botched burglary and her body was set on fire to conceal evidence.

Cambridgeshire Police was forced to relaunch its investigation with a new team of detectives earlier this year after admitting mistakes had been made in the initial stages of the inquiry.

The force said a 44-year-old man from Wisbech had been arrested on suspicion of the murder.

A spokesman said: "He is currently in custody at Thorpe Wood police station in Peterborough."

Officers are still appealing for information and witnesses should call 101.

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