Family tribute to murdered grandma

Delia Hughes Credit: ITV Meridian

The family of 85-year-old Delia Hughes have paid tribute to their "kind and devoted" mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her body was discovered by a family member at her home in Ocean Village on Saturday evening. A post mortem examination has revealed that Mrs Hughes died as a result of a blow to the head. Detectives have been given more time to question a 37-year-old Southampton man arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday. A 27-year-old local woman arrested yesterday is continuing to help police with their enquires. Mrs Hughes had one daughter, two grandsons and three great grandchildren (two boys and a girl). She was originally from Blackpool but lived in Southampton for the past 17 years. She was retired but previously worked as a supervisor for Littlewoods.