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Man, 81, arrested on suspicion of murder after woman, 80, dies in Droitwich

A man aged 81 has been arrested after a woman died in Droitwich (PA)
A man aged 81 has been arrested after a woman died in Droitwich (PA) A man aged 81 has been arrested after a woman died in Droitwich (PA)

An 81-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after an 80-year-old woman died in Worcestershire.

A man in his 40s was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

Emergency services were called to a home in Alexander Avenue in Droitwich shortly before 8.45am on Friday, after the woman had died.

The arrested 81-year-old is also receiving hospital treatment, West Mercia Police said.

Detective Chief Inspector Leighton Harding said: “We understand the concern incidents of this nature cause within local communities. We believe those involved are known to each and there is no risk to the wider community.”