Woman’s death ‘not mur­der’

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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

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