Murder arrest after Walsall grandmother found stabbed to death

By Andrew Turton | Walsall | Crime | Published:

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a Walsall grandmother found stabbed to death.

Anne James

Anne James, aged 74, was found with suspected knife injuries at her home in Doveridge Place, Highgate by a neighbour.

Police immediately launched a murder investigation and last night arrested the 25-year-old from his home in Walsall.

He will be questioned by detectives today.

Detectives believe Mrs James was attacked any time between late morning and 5pm on Wednesday.

Meanwhile forensic evidence is being analysed and officers are continuing to trawl CCTV around Doveridge Place.

Police say a post mortem examination will take place later today to establish the exact cause of death.

Mrs James was found at around 6pm on Wednesday

Detective Superintendent Tom Chisholm, from the force’s Homicide Team, is continuing to appeal for information from the public.


He said: "We have made significant progress with our investigation, but just because we have made an arrest does not mean we do not need people to come forward.

"We suspect Mrs James was attacked any time between late morning and 5pm on Wednesday and we need to hear from anyone who saw anything out of the ordinary.

"The family of Mrs James have suffered an immense shock and we are keeping them fully updated with the latest developments."

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police’s Homicide Team on 101 quoting log number 1636 28/2.

Neighbours have spoken of their shock and Mrs James' family paid tribute, saying she would be 'very sadly missed'.

Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
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