Man in 80s arrested for 'murder' of OAP woman 'known to him' in Bournemouth after cops rush to welfare concern call | The Sun

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of an OAP woman in Bournemouth.

Dorset Police received a report at around 7pm on June 3, raising concern for the welfare of a woman at an address off Wick Lane in the Southbourne area.

Officers attended with the ambulance service but tragically the woman – aged in her 80s – was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her family has been informed and officers are providing support at this difficult time.

A man in his 80s from Bournemouth – who police say is known to the victim – has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He has been taken to hospital for treatment.

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Detective Inspector Mark Jenkins, from the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the woman who has sadly died.

“We have launched an investigation to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“I am keen to hear from anyone locally who may have information that may assist our enquiries.

“There will be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days and officers can be approached by any member of the public with information or concerns.”

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230085537.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling freephone 0800 555 111.

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