Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman (85) found with head injuries at Burnley house

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 85-year-old woman was found dead at a house in Burnley in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Police were called by paramedics at 3.30am to reports that a woman had been found with head injuries in Prairie Crescent. She was pronounced dead at the scene and her death is being treated as suspicious.

A 43-year-old man is in custody. Anyone with information can ring 101 quoting log 0296 of April 24 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.