Man arrested after his wife is found dead at their farmhouse

A 71-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an elderly woman was found strangled at Maplebeck, North Notts. He is being treated at hospital in Lincoln for his injuries. Police are waiting to interview him.

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Police wait to question murder suspect

Detectives continue to wait this morning to interview a 71-year-old man in connection with the murder of Julia Thurgarland in north Nottinghamshire.

Mrs Thurgarland, who was 70-years-old, was found at her home address in the village of Maplebeck on Friday (28 December 2012). A post mortem examination revealed she had been strangled.

The 71-year-old 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.

The enquiries undertaken throughout yesterday make me quite certain this is an isolated incident and we will interview the suspect as soon as possible to determine the circumstances leading up to Mrs Thurgarland’s death.

– Detective Chief Inspector Tony Heydon

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