Leicester Mercury

Arrested man ‘is known’ to fatally-injured woman


A MAN has been arrested following the death of a woman who suffered serious injuries during an incident at a home in Chapel Street, Blaby.

Paramedics were called the property in Chapel Street on Monday night and then alerted police at about 10.30pm.

The woman, who is in her 60s, was then rushed to Leicester Royal Infirmary, where she later died.

A 62-year-old man, who police say was known to the woman who died, was arrested and remained in police custody last night.

A cordon is still in place at the scene and police have been conducting door to door inquiries as part of their investigat­ion, which a spokesman said is still in its early stages.

Detectives are also checking CCTV in the area and have urged anyone who was in the Chapel Street area on Monday afternoon or evening and who has any informatio­n to make contact. Detective Inspector Kenny Henry, who is leading the investigat­ion, said: “Our enquiries are in their early stages and we have a dedicated team carrying out a full investigat­ion into this incident to establish the full circumstan­ces.

“While we understand the incident has happened inside a property, I am appealing to anyone who was in the area on Monday afternoon or evening and who has any informatio­n to get in touch with us – no matter how insignific­ant the informatio­n you have may seem. Did you see or hear anything in the area that caused you any concern? Do you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area which could assist with our enquiries?

“Anyone who does have any informatio­n in relation to the incident is urged to call 101 quoting incident 653 of May 10.”

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