Three arrested in murder inquiry after body found in Llanllwni

Irene Lawless was found at her home on the Bryndilice Estate in Llanllwni

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a 67-year-old woman was found in a village in Carmarthenshire.

Irene Lawless was found dead at her home, where she lived alone, at Llanllwni on Monday.

Two other men, aged 20 and 30, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

A councillor described Ms Lawless as a "well liked and independent lady" who had lived in the area for many years.

The property has been cordoned off and a forensic science unit tent has been set up in the street while investigations continue.

'Independent lady'

Det Ch Insp Pam Kelly from Dyfed-Powys Police said: "The body was found at the property late yesterday afternoon. She lived on her own.

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"Three males have been arrested. One 26-year-old arrested on suspicion of murder."

Detectives were seen emerging from the property on the Bryndulais estate on Tuesday morning.

Linda Davies-Evans, a county councillor for Llanfihangel-ar-Arth, described Ms Lawless as "a well liked and independent lady" who had lived in Bryndulais for many years.

She said: "This is a shock to us all. This is a tragic incident to have happened in this quiet community in which everybody knows each other.

"It is a sad time for her family and friends and I send my deepest condolences to them all."

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