Darlington murder investigation

Police are appealing for information after 80-year-old Sybil Sibthorpe was found dead at a house in Darlington.

Husband of woman found dead in Darlington pays tribute to her

The husband of a woman found dead at a house in Darlington, County Durham, yesterday has paid tribute to her.

William Sibthorpe, aged 77, says she was a "loving wife, mother and grandmother”.

"Sybil was loved by all who knew her. We love her and that is tribute enough.

"She was a lovely, hardworking woman and why anyone should want to hurt her, I don’t know."

– William Sibthorpe, Sybil's husband

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Police believe 80-year-old found dead is Sybil Sibthorpe

Sybil Sibthorpe was found dead at a house in Haughton Road in Darlington, County Durham.

Police investigating the murder of a woman in Darlington say they believe the victim is Sibyl Sibthorpe, who was aged 80.

Mrs Sibthorpe was found dead at a house in Haughton Road in Darlington, County Durham, yesterday. Police say the mother-of-two was confirmed dead at the scene.

A post-mortem carried out at Darlington Memorial Hospital confirmed that death was as a result of significant head injuries.

Three local men, aged 33, 40 and 44, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

Woman found dead at house in Darlington named

An 80-year-old woman found dead at a house in Darlington, County Durham, yesterday is believed by police to be Sybil Sibthorpe.

Emergency services were called to the house in Haughton Road at about 12.30pm.

Her husband, William, has described her as a "a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a hard working woman."

Three men were arrested and are being questioned on suspicion of murder.

A post mortem is to be carried out to establish a cause of death.