I’m aware there’s much gossip circulating about this awful incident, both around town, and on social media. Be wary of what you hear. This is an awful situation, a tragic loss and certainly very shocking. Can I suggest that people keen to keep up to date with the latest confirmed news keep an eye on press releases from West Midlands Police. I’ll try to post them to the blog when I can, work permitting.
This release issued 31st May 2011. WMP press office later issued a correction regarding the age of the lady concerned, which I have updated.
Police in Walsall are investigating the death of an elderly woman in Brownhills today.
Officers were called to a report of a 92 year-old woman with a head injury at her address in Albion Road, Brownhills at around 7.10am this morning. She was taken to hospital where she later died.
The address remains cordoned off at the current time whilst detectives and forensic scene investigators investigate whether there are any suspicious circumstances.
Local officers are carrying out reassurance patrols in the area while enquiries are ongoing.
A/DCI Wayne Jones from Force CID said: ” The enquiry is at a very early stage, the incident is being investigated by police and a post mortem will take place to establish the cause of death. We would like to appeal for anyone in the local area who may have any information to come forward and contact us on 0345 113 5000 or Crimestoppers, confidentially on 0800 555 111.”
Two people have been arrested in connection with the enquiry and are currently helping with enquiries.
A forensic post mortem will take place to establish the cause of her death in due course.
The family of the lady have been informed of her death but she is not being named at this stage.
Further updates will follow as the enquiry progresses.