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Man, 70, arrested over Inverness murder

Murder investigation in Inverness Image copyright Northpix
Image caption Elizabeth Mackay's body was discovered at her home last week

A 70-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of a 60-year-old woman in Inverness, police have said.

The body of Elizabeth Mackay, or Muir, was discovered at her home in the city's Hilton area on Thursday.

Police Scotland said the man was due to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court on Thursday.

Ms Mackay was originally from Nairn and had lived in Inverness for eight years.

The house in Kintail Court where Mrs Mackay's body was found is the same terraced bungalow where the body of hairdresser Ilene O'Connor, 39, was found in 2006.

Brian Grant, 50, was jailed in 2007 for beating Ms O'Connor to death and burying her body in the garden.