Murder investigation launched as woman in her seventies dies in West Ashby near Horncastle

Police were called to West Ashby shortly after midday on Thursday 3 August. Credit: Google

Police in Lincolnshire have launched a murder investigation after a woman in her seventies died at a property near Horncastle.

Having received reports of an altercation, officers were called to Kirk Close in West Ashby on Thursday 3 August at around 12.30pm.

The woman was found with what is believed to be knife wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man in his fifties has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Lincolnshire Police say it will keep a large presence in the area as investigations continue.

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