A MAN has been arrested on on suspicion of murder following the death of an 80-year-old woman.

An investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Studley this morning (Monday 17 February).

Police were called shortly after 8.20am to a report of the death of an 80-year-old woman inside a property on Allendale Crescent in Studley.

Her next of kin has been informed.

Formal identification and a post-mortem are yet to take place.

Locally, neighbours spoke of their shock saying they could not believe what had happened and that they were a lovey quiet couple.

Superintendent Suzanne Baker, from Warwickshire Police, said: “An investigation has been launched and we are working to establish the circumstances of the woman's death, which is currently being treated as murder.

“An 82-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and he is in police custody.

“This is currently being treated as an isolated incident, and it is believed the suspect and the deceased were known to each other."

Anyone with information is being asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident reference 74 of 17 February 2020.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.