Murder probe after elderly woman found dead in Chipping Campden

A MURDER investigation is underway after the body of a woman in her 80s was found in the early hours of the morning in a Cotswold town.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody.

Police were called to High Street, Chipping Campden at around 12.30am today (Friday, January 6) where a woman in her 80s was found with head injuries. She later died from her wounds.

The next of kin and the coroner have been informed.

The Major Crime Investigation Team is in the early stages of an investigation and officers are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to make contact with police.

Those involved in the incident are believed to be known to each other and officers are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with the investigation at this time.

Information can be provided online by completing the following form and quoting incident 8 of January 6.

You can also call police on 101.

Did you know you can report information anonymously through the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers?

Reporting is completely anonymous and you may be eligible for a reward of up to £1000.

You can call 0800 555 111 or report information online – here

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