Man, 43, arrested over Southport pensioner's death

An elderly woman has been found dead in a Southport house after a suspected burglary.

The woman, who is thought to be in her 80s, was found at her home in Lonsdale Road around 17:20 GMT on Tuesday, said Merseyside Police.

Detectives have arrested a 43-year-old man from the Southport area on suspicion of murder.

House-to-house inquiries are continuing and the results of a post-mortem examination are expected later.

Det Ch Insp John Roberts said: "This is a tragic incident that has resulted in the death of an elderly woman.

"While we are at the early stages of the murder inquiry we are investigating a possible connection with a burglary."

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