Sittingbourne man held on suspicion of murder of woman, 85

Rectory Road, Sittingbourne, Kent Image copyright Google
Image caption Kent Police said the suspect and victim were known to each other

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 85-year-old woman died on her way to hospital.

Police were called to a property in Rectory Road, Sittingbourne, on Thursday following concern for the welfare of an elderly woman.

She was pronounced dead on the way to hospital, Kent Police said. Her next of kin have been informed.

A 44-year-old man from Sittingbourne, who is believed to have known the woman, has been arrested.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: "The victim and suspect are understood to be known to each other.

"We are not looking for anyone else at this stage."

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