Detectives appeal for CCTV and dashcam footage after death of woman
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Detectives are appealing for witnesses, CCTV and dashcam footage, after a woman was discovered deceased in Whittington, near Lichfield, yesterday (Thursday 24 February).
Police and the ambulance service were called to an address on Lichfield Road in the village at around 10.42am.
Sadly, a 68-year-old woman was pronounced dead by paramedics a short time later.
Her death is currently being treated as a murder.
Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers at this time.
A 26-year-old man has been arrested in the Slough area in connection with the incident.
He remains in police custody.
A 72-year-old man, also arrested in connection with the death, has since been released under investigation while inquiries continue.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the Whittington area and specifically along Lichfield Road, between 8am and 11am on Thursday, who may have seen a red Peugeot 208.
Detectives are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have relevant CCTV or dashcam footage.
Detective Inspector Ian Fitzgerald, who is leading the investigation, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen a red Peugeot 208 acting suspiciously in the area.
“I would also like to appeal to anyone who thinks they may have relevant CCTV or dashcam footage from the Whittington and Lichfield Road area to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
“Officers are conducting door-to-door inquiries and there will be an increased presence of police officers and police community support officers offering reassurance to the local community while the investigation continues.”