Woman’s death ‘not murder’
A WOMAN who was critically injured in the street near her home was not murdered, police said.
The 45-year-old, named locally as Sue Woods, collapsed outside a property on Moorland Street, Maghull on Saturday night and was found with serious neck injuries.
She was discovered at around 9.20pm and rushed to hospital, where she died a short time later.
Soon after, a 47-year-old man known to the victim was arrested on suspicion of murder but he was later released without any further action.
It is now believed that the injuries were caused by a fall and police now say the death is being treated as a “tragic street injury” and are not looking for any more suspects.
Earlier this week, friends and residents who knew Ms Woods paid tribute to her, and one man called the 45-year-old, her partner and her children a “lovely family.”
One woman told the Liverpool ECHO: “Sue was a nice woman. She had a dog, a cockapoo, I think, which she took for walks regularly.
“I remember seeing her walking down the road holding hands with her partner during lockdown. It’s so, so sad.”
Nearby residents told how they saw a man crying and shouting out at the scene as Ms Woods lay seriously injured.
One described how he was clearly distraught and was repeatedly saying, “Oh no, Sue!”
Police are yet to disclose how the victim sustained her injuries.
A spokesman said: “Following an extensive investigation into an incident that occurred on Moorland Road, Maghull, Merseyside Police can confirm that this incident is now being treated as tragic street injury.
“The man arrested has been released with no further action to be taken against him.
“No further suspects are being sought.”
Police at the scene