Police arrest 87-year-old on suspicion of murder

A general view of Poppyfields care home in Chapman Way, Eynesbury, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, as an 87-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman in her 80s was found dead inside. Photo credit: Sam Russell/PA Wire

A general view of Poppyfields care home in Chapman Way, Eynesbury, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, as an 87-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman in her 80s was found dead inside. Photo credit: Sam Russell/PA Wire

Police in Cambridgeshire have arrested an 87-year-old man on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a woman’s body.

An 87-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman in her 80s was found dead inside a house, Cambridgeshire Police said.

Detectives are investigating what happened at Poppyfields care home in Chapman Way, Eynesbury, near St Neots in Cambridgeshire.

Officers were called to reports of “serious concern” for a man and a woman inside the property just after 5pm on Monday (August 22).

An ambulance was called but a woman was pronounced dead at the scene, while a man was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in a stable condition.

A post-mortem examination is likely to take place on the woman later on Tuesday.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said an 87-year-old man from Eynesbury has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains at Parkside Police Station in Cambridge.

Officers “are not looking for anyone else in connection” with the incident.

A police scientific support unit van was parked outside the care home this morning (August 23).

The care home is comprised of 34 one-bedroom flats, a listing on the website of operator Hanover Housing Association said.

It added that an on-site manager looked after the upkeep of the buildings and gardens, as well as helping residents access further help and support if needed.