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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