Murder investigation launched after death of woman in Lytchett Matravers

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  • DETECTIVES have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 62-year-old woman in Lytchett Matravers.
  • The woman was discovered in a rear garden of a property in Wareham Road at 8.45am this morning. She died in hospital a short time later.
  • The scene has been cordoned off.
  • A 73-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

4:04pm

Police have confirmed a knife has been recovered from the scene.

A post-mortem is expected to take place tonight, but the name of the deceased will not be made public until the opening of an inquest into her death next week.

The next of kin have now been made aware.

2:41pm

Jim says more police officers have just left the scene. The cordon remains in place.

2:25pm

Reporter Jim Durkin has called to say scenes of crime officers have just left.

A police officer remains on the cordon at the driveway and a couple of police patrol cars are in the road.

2:24pm

1:47pm

Resident Josh Walter said: “I didn’t know them and I have lived here all my life as well. I've only just seen it. It’s a massive shock.”

1:31pm

Sophie Sutton, who lives in Wareham Road, said: "I just live up the road and I saw all the police cars arriving. I was on my way out at the time and when I drove past I saw about seven police cars. I then saw the crime scene vans arriving.

"It is really, really sad. I just can't believe it."

1:22pm

Another neighbour, who did not want to be named, said they were saddened and upset with what has happened.

1:07pm

Gail Phillips, 42, also of Burbidge Close, said she saw the police arrive at the house on her way back from the school run.

“We saw one police car turn up and then the officer came running out to the car for a first aid bag. Then I saw another police car turn up, and another one and another one.

“Five minutes later the ambulance arrived, followed by another police officer carrying a camera.

“I thought oh goodness me, something is not right here. It is very, very sad and shocking that something like this has happened.”

Gail said a couple lived there and she’d often pass pleasantries with the man.

“I would see the man there pottering in his garden when I walked past on the school run. He’d say hello and good morning.”

 

12:54pm

12:54pm

Graham Young, who lives in nearby Burbidge Close, said a couple live at the address.

“We don’t really know them. We know of them, just to say hello but that’s it.
“When you go by walking the kids to school you would say hello and that is it.
“I think they basically kept themselves to themselves. This is a bit bizarre.”


His wife Fiona Young said: “When I went to the shops at 9.30am I saw all the cops and the ambulance. You do hear of it on the news don’t you but you don’t expect it on your own door step.”

12:44pm

12:40pm

We've had some pictures back from our photographer Jon at the scene:

Dorset Echo:

Dorset Echo:

12:38pm

Jim says scene of crime examiners wearing white overalls are going in and out of the house carrying equipment.

12:34pm

Neighbours in Wareham Road are reluctant to say anything at the moment.

 

12:33pm

Jim Durkin is at the scene and says the property sealed off is a detatched house.

One police officer is standing on the cordon outside the address.

There are three police vehicles there and two crime scene vans.

12:25pm

Dorset Echo:

DI Marcus Hester, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “We have launched an investigation into the circumstances of this incident and it is very important that anyone with any information contacts Dorset Police as soon as possible.

“Any witnesses should call 101 quoting incident number 20:73 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

12:21pm

A Dorset Police spokesman said they are treating the death as suspicious and a 73-year-old Poole man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

It is believed the arrested man was known to the deceased.

Next of kin are yet to be made aware. The coroner has been informed.

 

12:12pm

Detectives have launched a murder investigation this morning following the death of a woman in Lytchett Matravers.

Officers were called to an address in Wareham Road at 8.45am following reports that a woman had suffered a serious injury in her rear garden.

When they arrived they found a 62-year-old local woman with life threatening injuries.

She was rushed to Poole Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.

12:01pm


 

12:00pm

Our Poole reporter Jim Durkin is on his way to the scene to bring us some updates

12:00pm

11:57am

Police have been called to Lytchett Matravers this morning investigating what has been described as a "very serious incident".

A number of police vehicles are at the scene in Wareham Road along with crime scene examiners.

Dorset Police are expecting to release a statement shortly.

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1:17pm Fri 20 Sep 13

Old Colonial says...

"12:00pm Our Poole reporter Jim Durkin is on his way to the scene to bring us some updates"

Could someone please teach him how to write a competently thought out article then, instead of just printing gossip and snippets?
"12:00pm Our Poole reporter Jim Durkin is on his way to the scene to bring us some updates" Could someone please teach him how to write a competently thought out article then, instead of just printing gossip and snippets? Old Colonial
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1:50pm Fri 20 Sep 13

Pablo23 says...

Old Colonial wrote:
"12:00pm Our Poole reporter Jim Durkin is on his way to the scene to bring us some updates"

Could someone please teach him how to write a competently thought out article then, instead of just printing gossip and snippets?
Here we go again.
I'm sure if you really tried you could pick out the odd spelling mistake or grammatical slip up in how the Echo has described this poor ladies death.
[quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: "12:00pm Our Poole reporter Jim Durkin is on his way to the scene to bring us some updates" Could someone please teach him how to write a competently thought out article then, instead of just printing gossip and snippets?[/p][/quote]Here we go again. I'm sure if you really tried you could pick out the odd spelling mistake or grammatical slip up in how the Echo has described this poor ladies death. Pablo23
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1:55pm Fri 20 Sep 13

HDI says...

12:21pm - Next of kin are yet to be made aware.

12:40pm - We've had some pictures back from our photographer Jon at the scene

Those pictures clearly identify the house, allowing anyone who knows the occupants to guess who the unfortunate victim is likely to have been. I can only hope that relatives and friends don't come here before they've been informed.
12:21pm - Next of kin are yet to be made aware. 12:40pm - We've had some pictures back from our photographer Jon at the scene Those pictures clearly identify the house, allowing anyone who knows the occupants to guess who the unfortunate victim is likely to have been. I can only hope that relatives and friends don't come here before they've been informed. HDI
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2:30pm Fri 20 Sep 13

westbaywonder says...

The echo newspaper is the Dorset version of the old News Of The World. LOL
The echo newspaper is the Dorset version of the old News Of The World. LOL westbaywonder
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3:10pm Fri 20 Sep 13

Presstostop says...

An appalling excuse for journalism.
An appalling excuse for journalism. Presstostop
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4:20pm Fri 20 Sep 13

Pablo23 says...

Old Colonial wrote:
Pablo23 wrote:
Old Colonial wrote:
"12:00pm Our Poole reporter Jim Durkin is on his way to the scene to bring us some updates"

Could someone please teach him how to write a competently thought out article then, instead of just printing gossip and snippets?
Here we go again.
I'm sure if you really tried you could pick out the odd spelling mistake or grammatical slip up in how the Echo has described this poor ladies death.
Sorry Pablo but this has nothing to do with nit-picking over spelling and grammar. Just the depths to which the, once proud, profession of journalism is sinking.
You have to bare in mind that with a breaking news story that time is of the essence, and with the multi media world we live in information comes a flowing from many sources.

I'm sure that once the dust has settled and the full story is revealed that the excellent writers at the Bournemouth Echo will fashion the above into a well written and informative document of events.
[quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: "12:00pm Our Poole reporter Jim Durkin is on his way to the scene to bring us some updates" Could someone please teach him how to write a competently thought out article then, instead of just printing gossip and snippets?[/p][/quote]Here we go again. I'm sure if you really tried you could pick out the odd spelling mistake or grammatical slip up in how the Echo has described this poor ladies death.[/p][/quote]Sorry Pablo but this has nothing to do with nit-picking over spelling and grammar. Just the depths to which the, once proud, profession of journalism is sinking.[/p][/quote]You have to bare in mind that with a breaking news story that time is of the essence, and with the multi media world we live in information comes a flowing from many sources. I'm sure that once the dust has settled and the full story is revealed that the excellent writers at the Bournemouth Echo will fashion the above into a well written and informative document of events. Pablo23
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