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Man, 40, arrested on suspicion of murder after woman, 68, found dead

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

Emergency services rushed to the scene at James Street, Bilston, before 6pm on Friday.

The 68-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene and a man, aged 40, is being held for questioning.

Pictured, 2/2/19 Police erect a blue tent outside number 34 James Street, Bilston, Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, after it is alleged a man calls police too say "I think i have killed my mother". The incident happened 1/2/19 at around 6pm although two police vans and the blue tent were visible overnight as the investigation continues.
Police rushed to the scene at 6pm last night (Picture: SnapperSK)

DI Jim Colclough said: ‘This is a truly tragic incident in which a woman has been found dead inside her own home. Our thought are with the lady’s family and friends at this awful time.

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‘A man known to her has been arrested and enquiries are underway.’

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

Pictured, 2/2/19 Police erect a blue tent outside number 34 James Street, Bilston, Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, after it is alleged a man calls police too say "I think i have killed my mother". The incident happened 1/2/19 at around 6pm although two police vans and the blue tent were visible overnight as the investigation continues.
A police cordon is in place in James Street (Picture: SnapperSK)

West Midlands Police said in a statement: ‘A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman’s body was found at her home in Wolverhampton.

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‘Police were alerted just before 6pm yesterday, 1 February, 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.

Pictured, 2/2/19 Police erect a blue tent outside number 34 James Street, Bilston, Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, after it is alleged a man calls police too say "I think i have killed my mother". The incident happened 1/2/19 at around 6pm although two police vans and the blue tent were visible overnight as the investigation continues.
Police hope the cause of death will be determined by a post mortem examination today (Picture: SnapperSK)

‘It’s hoped the precise cause of death will be determined by a post-mortem examination today.’

DI Colclough added: ‘We are carrying out house-to-house enquires but anyone with information is urged to get in touch with us by calling 101.’

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