Murder probe after death of Preston woman, 88

A 65-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of an elderly woman in the city police said tonight.

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Bernadette Green, 88, died at her home in Inkerman Street on Friday May 18. Her death was not initially thought to be suspicious. However following a Home Office post mortem carried out today detectives have now launched a murder investigation.

DCI Geoff Hurst, of Lancashire Constabulary’s Force Major Investigation Team, said: “As the result of our inquiries we have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

“He remains in police custody and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident at this stage."