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Elderly woman found dead near Norwich was murdered

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Police say they're treating the death of an elderly woman near Norwich as murder. Officers were called to Dereham Road in New Costessey at 7.30pm on Friday to reports that a woman in her 80s had been found dead.

A man, who is also in his 80s, was arrested in connection with her death - he is currently in hospital and receiving treatment.

"Enquiries undertaken to establish the exact circumstances leading up to the woman's death have been ongoing and those, coupled with a Home Office post mortem examination which took place today, have led detectives in the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team to treat her death as murder."

– Norfolk Police

Officers still believe this to be an isolated incident with the suspect and victim known to each other.