Willenhall murder: Woman arrested over William Davis death

William Davis Police are treating the death of William Davis as murder

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Police investigating the death of a 92-year-old man have arrested a woman on suspicion of murder.

William Davis was found dead at his home in Hobley Street, Willenhall.

West Midlands Police said the 35-year-old was arrested on Tuesday following an appeal for information when they said the killer may have left the scene "heavily bloodstained".

Police said early indications from a post-mortem examination showed Mr Davis suffered serious head injuries.

Supt Richard Baker from West Midlands Police CID said Mr Davis, a decorated war hero, had last been seen in his garden about lunchtime on Sunday.

He said: "We also know a neighbour spoke to Mr Davis at about midday and offered to make him some dinner that was taken around about 3pm or 3:15pm on Sunday."

"It was about 6pm when neighbours raised the alarm.

"This is an horrendous crime and the community of Willenhall is assisting us with our inquiries."

Mr Davis had a son and a daughter and was a grandfather as well as a great grandfather.

Police said the house and area around Hobley Street and Fisher Street remains sealed off.

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