Murder arrest after body of 88 year old woman found in back garden

Credit: Liverpool Echo

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in the garden of a house in Merseyside.

Police say they were called to a house in Kenilworth Road in Ainsdale on Monday night after a phone call raising concerns for the safety of an 88 year old woman.

A 58-year-old man from Ainsdale was arrested on suspicion of murder, then released under investigation and detained under the Mental Health Act.

The property has been sealed off to allow for forensic examination. Credit: Liverpool Echo

A police spokesman said an investigation is underway.

The victim is yet to be formally identified and officers are working to contact next of kin.

Credit: Liverpool Echo