Man arrested after police launch a murder investigation into the death of a Harborough woman

Detectives are questioning the 71-year-old suspect after a woman aged 70 died in the town in August 2019

By Philip Hibble
Friday, 20th November 2020, 4:23 pm

Police have launched a murder investigation into the death of a woman in Market Harborough and arrested a man on suspicion of killing her.

Detectives are questioning the 71-year-old suspect after a woman aged 70 died in the town in August 2019.

The woman’s body was found in her back garden in Shelland Close on Market Harborough’s Ashley Way estate on Monday August 12, 2019.

Police at the house on Shelland Close in Market Harborough. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Paramedics raced to the house after the alarm was raised, Leicestershire Police said today.

But the pensioner was declared dead at the scene as medics battled to save her.

Today (Thursday) a man aged 71 from Market Harborough has been arrested by police on suspicion of her murder.

He is in police custody as he is quizzed by detectives carrying out Operation Kilter about the woman’s murder.

Police at the house on Shelland Close in Market Harborough. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Det Insp Nicole Main, the senior investigating officer in the case, said today: “Specialist officers have been deployed to support the family at this time and we are currently not looking for anyone else in connection with the enquiry.”

If you have information that may assist the police probe please contact police online by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ and quoting reference Operation Kilter.

Alternatively, you can call police on 101 and speak to an operator.