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Murder arrest after 80-year-old woman found dead

An 80-year-old woman has been found dead at a property in Studley, Warwickshire. Credit: ITV News Central

An 82-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a fellow pensioner was found dead at a house in Warwickshire.

The 80-year-old woman was discovered shortly after 8.20am at a property on Allendale Crescent in Studley on Monday (17 February).

Warwickshire Police say her next of kin has been informed and the suspect is believed to be known to his alleged victim.

Formal identification and a post mortem are yet to take place and a scene guard remains in place at the location, police added.

"An investigation has been launched and we are working to establish the circumstances of the woman's death, which is currently being treated as murder.

"An 82-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and he is in police custody.

"This is currently being treated as an isolated incident, and it is believed the suspect and the deceased were known to each other.

"Our thoughts remain with the family of the woman, who are being supported by specially trained officers at this time."

– Warwickshire Polic