Arrest after ‘suspicious’ death of 87-year-old woman

An elderly woman's body was discovered at a house in Cranmoor Rise, Belle Isle, Leeds, on Sunday morning.
An elderly woman's body was discovered at a house in Cranmoor Rise, Belle Isle, Leeds, on Sunday morning.
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Police were today probing the “suspicious” death of an 87-year-old woman in Leeds.

The woman was found at an address on Cranmore Rise in Belle Isle at around 10am this morning (Sunday).

An 85-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Inquiries are currently ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”

Witnesses or other people with information are asked to contact the West Yorkshire force via its 101 phone number or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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