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Police arrest man on suspicion of murder after woman's body found in Bilston house

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A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found at her home.

The 68-year-old's body was found at an address in James Street, Bilston, Wolverhampton, by officers who were alerted to a serious incident on Friday just before 6pm.

West Midlands Police said the man, who was known to the pensioner, is being questioned on suspicion of murder.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is a truly tragic incident in which a woman has been found dead inside her own home ... our thoughts are with the lady's family and friends at this awful time.

A man known to her has been arrested and enquiries are under way.

We are carrying out house-to-house enquires but anyone with information is urged to get in touch with us by calling 101.

– Detective Inspector Jim Colclough

A police cordon is in place in James Street and another scene is being held by police in Dilloways Lane.