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Police name grandmother, 80, murdered in own home

Teresa Wishart Credit: Merseyside Police

An 80 year old grandmother murdered in Kirkby in Merseyside has been named by police as Teresa Wishart.

She'd suffered a blunt force trauma to her head.

A 51-year-old man arrested on suspicion of her murder remains in custody.

Police say the investigation is in its early stages.

"This is a brutal murder of an 80-year-old woman in a place where she should be safe. My heart goes out to her family and friends who have lost a loved one in the most needless of circumstances."

– Detective Chief Inspector Chris Sephton