Brooke murder: man detained under Mental Health Act
25 September 2018, 11:03 | Updated: 25 September 2018, 11:10
A man arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in Brooke on Sunday has been released from police custody and detained under the Mental Health Act.
It follows an incident in Churchill Place at about 10.30am, where police were called to reports of a stabbing and arrived to find the body of a woman, who was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
A man, aged in his 80s, arrested in connection with the incident has been released under investigation while enquiries continue. Following a mental health assessment he has been detained under the Mental Health Act.
A Home Office post mortem examination will take place today to establish the cause of death and formal identification is yet to take place.
The cordon has been lifted at the address and detectives are continuing with their enquiries.