Cumbria

Man in Ainstable arrested on suspicion of woman's murder

  • 2 September 2014
  • From the section Cumbria
Murder scene Image copyright BBC news grab
Image caption Police were called to a property in Ainstable

A pensioner has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 80-year-old woman was found dead.

Police said they were called to a property in Ainstable, Cumbria, at 06:16 BST, where they found the body of the woman and a man in need of a doctor.

The man, 81, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

He has been arrested and police said he is helping with their enquiries.

Officers said the man and the woman were from the local area.

Police also said they were not seeking anyone else in connection with the death.

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