Maplebeck Murder Arrests

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman at her home in Maplebeck.

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Murder suspect in police custody

A 71-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of Julia Thurgarland in Nottinghamshire is now in police custody where he is due to be questioned by detectives.

Mrs Thurgarland, who was 70 years old, was found at her home address in Low Farm in the village of Maplebeck, near Southwell, at around 3.50pm on Friday 28th December.

A Home Office post-mortem examination revealed that she had been strangled.

The man arrested was found injured in the house and taken to Lincoln Hospital where he remained until Wednesday evening.

He has now been discharged from the hospital and transferred to a police station where he is due to be questioned.

Detectives continue to wait to interview murder suspect

Detectives are continuing to wait to interview a 71-year-old man in connection with the murder of Julia Thurgarland. The man is not yet deemed fit enough to be questioned by police.

Mrs Thurgarland was found at her home address in Low Farm in the village of Maplebeck, near Southwell, at around 3:50pm on Friday 28th December 2012.

A post-mortem examination revealed the 70-year-old woman died from strangulation.

The man who has been arrested was found in the house on Friday afternoon suffering from injuries. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition. Detectives will question the man when he is deemed fit to be interviewed.

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Churchwarden pensioner strangled in Maplebeck remembered by friends

Colleagues of a 70-year-old churchwarden who was found strangled at her farmhouse said their thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family.

The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham confirmed Julia Thurgarland acted as a churchwarden at the Church of St Radegund in Maplebeck, Nottinghamshire.

A 70-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of Mrs Thurgarland's murder after he was found injured by paramedics called to Low Farm.

"There has been a tragic incident in Maplebeck in which our churchwarden at Maplebeck, Mrs Julia Thurgarland, has died and her husband is in hospital.

"We wish to respect the family's privacy at this time and our prayers are with them all, along with all those who knew Julia well."

– Reverend Richard Seymour-Whiteley

Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Maplebeck

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman at her home in Maplebeck.

Julia Thurgaland, aged 70, was found dead at Low Farm at around 3.50pm yesterday.

A post-mortem examination concluded she was strangled.

The arrested man, aged 71, had been found injured at the scene with Mrs Thurgaland and taken to Lincoln Hospital.

He remains there in a serious but stable condition and has yet to be interviewed by detectives.

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