Wales

Gwynedd murder probe: Police granted more time to question suspect

Police officer on a street in Wales
Image caption A major incident room has been set up at Caernarfon police station

Detectives have been granted an extra 36 hours to question a man held on suspicion of murdering a woman on Christmas Day.

Emergency services attended Francis Avenue, Fairbourne, Gwynedd, following reports a 74-year-old woman had suffered serious injuries.

Despite attempts by relatives, police and paramedics to save her, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 75-year-old man remains in police custody.

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Image caption Police were called to Francis Avenue on Christmas Day

Det Ch Insp Brian Kearney, of North Wales Police, described the woman's death as "truly tragic" and added it was a "very rare type of occurrence in north west Wales".

A major incident room has been set up 50 miles away at Caernarfon police station.

Police family liaison officers are supporting the dead woman's family, the force added.

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