Hereford & Worcester

Worcester murder: More time to question arrested man

Jacqueline Harrison was found dead at her Worcester flat
Image caption Jacqueline Harrison was found at her Worcester flat last week

Police have been given more time to question a man arrested in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found at her Worcester flat.

Jacqueline Harrison's body was found on Thursday after her neighbours told police they had not seen her for days.

A post-mortem examination found the 47-year-old had been assaulted.

Police were looking for William Cummins, 51, in connection with the killing and arrested a man in Dorset on Sunday.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said officers have a further 36 hours to question a man in his 50s.

Det Insp Gerry Smith of West Mercia Police said officers wanted to speak to anyone who had seen Ms Harrison, of Gresham Road, in the last week of March or first week in April.

He said: "It is vital we trace her last known movements and know who she was associating with in recent weeks.

"Jackie had a problem with alcohol dependency and as such had quite a chaotic lifestyle.

"She mixed with a lot of other people in Worcester who also drank heavily, as well as the homeless."

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