Delia Hughes murder suspects released on bail

Delia Hughes The former Littlewoods supervisor had lived in Southampton for 17 years

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Two people arrested on suspicion of murdering an elderly woman in Southampton have been released on bail.

Delia Hughes, 85, was found by a family member at her seafront home in Atlantic Close, Ocean Village, on Saturday night.

Detectives said she died from several blows to the head.

Hampshire police said a 29-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder had been bailed, pending further inquiries.

Mrs Hughes' son-in-law described the killing as "cruel and pointless" and said the family was "absolutely devastated".

Mrs Hughes was originally from Blackpool but had lived in Southampton for the past 17 years.

The retired Littlewoods supervisor, who had one daughter, two grandsons and three great-grandchildren, lived alone in her flat in the affluent development.

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