Man, 84, arrested on suspicion of murder after woman in her 80s is found dead in coastal town

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Man, 84, arrested on suspicion of murder after woman in her 80s is found dead in coastal town

  • Police and ambulance personnel were called to an address in Helston, Cornwall
  • The elderly woman was pronounced dead at the scene when police arrived at 11 a.m.
  • An 84-year-old man from Helston has been arrested on suspicion of murder

An 84-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman in her 80s was found dead at an address in a Cornish coastal town.

Devon and Cornwall police officers were called to a premises in Lafluouder Fields in Helston by ambulance service on Saturday after reports of welfare concerns.

The elderly woman was pronounced dead at the scene when police arrived shortly after 11 a.m. – and a murder investigation has now been launched.

Devon and Cornwall police officers were called by the ambulance service on Saturday (29 May) to a premises at Lafluouder Fields in Helston, Cornwall.

Devon and Cornwall police officers were called by the ambulance service on Saturday (29 May) to a premises at Lafluouder Fields in Helston, Cornwall.

The incident took place just six miles from the popular National Trust site of Lizard Point – the most southerly point on the British mainland.

An 84-year-old man, also from Helston, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

The woman’s next of kin have been informed and formal identification has yet to take place.

The crime officers remain on the scene and a police cordon has been set up while the investigation continues.

Anyone with information that would assist the investigation is requested to contact police at 101, quoting log 411 5/29/21.

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