Leicester

Fleckney murder: Police granted extra time to question suspect

Police outside a bungalow on Elizabeth Road, in Fleckney, Leicestershire
Image caption A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder

A 25-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murdering a 72-year-old woman remains in custody after police were granted more time to question him.

Jane Hings was found dead in her bungalow on Elizabeth Road in Fleckney, Leicestershire, on Sunday morning.

Leicestershire Police said they arrived at the property following a "disturbance".

A 15-year-old boy who was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released.

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Image caption Leicestershire Police have released this image of a man they want to speak to in connection with Ms Hings' death

A spokesman for the force said post-mortem tests failed to identify a cause of death, with results from further forensic and medical examinations yet to be received.

Leicestershire Police have also released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the murder inquiry.

Det Ch Insp David Swift-Rollinson, leading the investigation, said the man in the images was "not believed to be involved in the death" but "may be able to provide vital information".

He also said it is believed items were stolen from Ms Hings' home in a black bin liner and called for residents in the area to check their gardens for any suspicious items that may have been thrown into their properties.

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