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Man, 78, arrested on suspicion of murder after 77-year-old woman found dead in Stafford

A man has been arrested following the death of a woman in Stafford.

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Officers were called to Orchard Street, just after 11.15pm last night, following reports that a 77-year-old woman had been found dead inside a property.

Police said her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by officers.

A 78-year-old man, from the Stafford area, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He has been released under investigation while police continue their inquiries.

There was very little police presence on Sunday, but a single rose was left on the doorstep of the house.

A police statement added: "Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting incident number 779 of December 29, or message us using Live Chat on our website.

"You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."