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Man arrested after death of Preston pensioner in May

Posted on - 6th June, 2018 - 10:17pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, Plungington, Preston News
Inkerman Street Pic: Google
Inkerman Street Pic: Google

Police have tonight arrested a pensioner after a murder inquiry was launched.

Bernadette Green, 88, died at her home in Inkerman Street, Ashton-on-Ribble, on Friday 18 May.

Preston Police say her death was not initially thought to be suspicious.

Update: Police have charged a man with Bernadette Green’s murder

Following a Home Office post mortem on Wednesday (6 June) detectives launched a murder investigation.

The post mortem showed Mrs Green died as a result of suffocation.

A 65-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

DCI Geoff Hurst, of Lancashire Constabulary’s Force Major Investigations 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.

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