Southport death: Clancy Durkin, 55, died from 'asphyxiation'

Clancy Durkin Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption The body of Clancy Durkin, 55, was found on Tuesday

A woman found dead in Southport died from asphyxiation, a post-mortem examination has found.

The body of 55-year-old Clancy Durkin was discovered by police at the property on Guildford Road on Tuesday morning.

A 19-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

Ms Durkin's colleagues paid tribute and said she was a "lovely person" and "hard working".

Lynne Shaw, site services manager for Southport and Formby District General Hospital, said: "Clancy was a lovely person and a joy to work with.

"She was hard-working, and someone who looked after her colleagues and made everyone welcome. She will be sadly missed.

"Clancy joined the Trust in 2011 initially as a catering assistant before becoming a domestic assistant, mostly recently on ward 15B at Southport hospital," she added.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites