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Family of 71-year-old Marlene McCabe found dead at home pay tribute to her

Credit: Lancashire Constabulary

The family of 71-year-old Marlene McCabe found dead at home have paid tribute to her:

The family are devastated at the tragic circumstances surrounding their loved ones death. Marlene was a kind, caring mother and devoted Granny who will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives she touched. The family ask for privacy at this sad time.

– Family of Marlene McCabe

Police were called around 6pm on Wednesday September 4 to an address on West Park Drive, in Blackpool after a woman's body was found at the home.

The woman, who had suffered serious head and facial injuries, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. Police have been granted a further 36 hours to question him and he remains in police custody.

A Home Office post mortem examination confirmed the cause of death as head injuries.