Husband questioned over woman's death at Maplebeck farm

Farm in Maplebeck
Image caption Julia Thurgarland was a church warden in Maplebeck

Police are due to question the husband of a 70-year-old woman found dead at a Nottinghamshire farmhouse.

Julia Thurgarland was found at Low Farm in Maplebeck on 28 December. A post-mortem examination found she had been strangled.

He husband, 71, found injured at the scene, was arrested and taken to Lincoln County Hospital for treatment.

He was discharged on Wednesday evening and is due to be questioned by detectives.

The ambulance service alerted police to the death at the farm in the village near Southwell just before 16:00 GMT on Friday.

Mrs Thurgarland was a church warden in Maplebeck.

The Reverend Richard Seymour-Whiteley, priest in charge of a cluster of churches including St Radegund in Maplebeck, said: "We wish to respect the family's privacy at this time and our prayers are with them all, along with all those who knew Julia well."

A police spokesman said Mrs Thurgarland's relatives were being supported by specially-trained officers following her death.

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