Woman in her 50s found shot dead as man, 79, arrested on suspicion of murder | The Sun

A MAN has been arrested after a woman in her 50s was found dead with a gunshot wound.

Cops raced to a home on Meadowbrook Road in Moreton, Merseyside, in the early hours of Sunday morning where the woman was found with an injury to her chest.

She was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers arrested a 79-year-old man, who is known to the victim, on suspicion of murder.

He has been taken into custody and will be questioned by police.

Chief Inspector Derek Riley said an investigation is ongoing.

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He said: “Although a man has been arrested following the tragic death of this woman in Moreton we are still in the very early stages of our investigation and enquiries into the incident are still ongoing in the area. 

“I would ask anyone who was in the area of Meadowbank Road in the very early hours of this morning who saw or heard anything or thinks they have captured anything significant on their doorbell camera or dashcam to contact us as a matter of urgency.

“I would also encourage anyone who has any other information which they believe could assist with our investigation to get in touch as this could be vital to our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police or call 101 with log 096 of Sunday 30 October.

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