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Man arrested over murder after body found in family home 

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman’s body was found at her home in Wolverhampton.

Police were alerted just before 6pm yesterday (1 Feb) to a serious incident in James Street, Bilston.

West Midlands Police officers found the body of a 68-year-old woman at an address in James Street; unfortunately nothing could be done to save the woman and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s hoped the precise cause of death will be determined by a post mortem examination today (2 Feb).

A 40-year-old man, who is known to the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of murder
A 40-year-old man, who is known to the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of murder

A 40-year-old man is being held for questioning on suspicion of murder. 

A police cordon is in place in James Street and another scene is being held by police in Dilloways Lane.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, said: “This is a truly tragic incident in which a woman has been found dead inside her own home…our thoughts are with the lady’s family and friends at this awful time.

“A man known to her has been arrested and enquiries are underway; we are carrying out house-to-house enquires but anyone with information is urged to get in touch with us by calling 101.”