Stoke & Staffordshire

Man held under Mental Health Act over Alsager stabbing

A man has been detained under the Mental Health Act after a 66-year-old woman was stabbed to death in her home in Cheshire.

Officers found a woman with stab wounds to her upper body at an address in Crewe Road, Alsager, at about 1710 BST on Thursday.

A 70-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

The woman died in hospital on Monday afternoon but Cheshire Police have not released details of her identity yet.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place later.

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