Detectives are investigating the death of a woman in Droitwich, Worcestershire.

Emergency services were called to a home in Alexander Avenue shortly before 8.45am on Friday (8 December) after the death of an 80-year-old woman.

A man in his 40s was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

An 81-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. He is currently receiving hospital treatment.

Detective Chief Inspector Leighton Harding said: “We understand the concern incidents of this nature cause within local communities, we believe those involved are known to each and there is no risk to the wider community.”

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