Woman, 78, found dead by murder cops who raided home after man crashes car into lamppost

A MURDER probe has been launched after a pensioner was found dead by police investigating a car that crashed into a lamppost nearby.

Emergency crews had been scrambled to the crash near Luston in Hereford when they were led to an address.

Once there, they discovered a 78-year-old woman dead and launched a murder probe.

A 48-year-old man has now been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Officers are at the scene while their enquiries continue.

West Mercia Police said: "At around 8am this morning (Thursday 6 January), we received a report of a collision whereby a car crashed into a telegraph pole on Eye Lane, Moreton Eye near Luston in Hereford.

Officers responded and, following enquiries, attended an address in Hereford with colleagues from West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Sadly, a 78-year-old woman from Hereford was found dead at the address.

"The death is being investigated as a murder and a 48-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the investigation and remains in custody."

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