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87-year-old man arrested in the UK over stabbing murder

Murder: Police were called to the scene in Blackburn yesterday
Murder: Police were called to the scene in Blackburn yesterday

An 87-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 74-year-old woman in what is believed to be a domestic incident.

Marian Smith was pronounced dead at an address in Aberdare Close, Blackburn, Lancashire, after police were called to the scene at about 9.10am yesterday.

A post-mortem examination showed she had been stabbed to death.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said: "Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of an elderly woman in Blackburn.

"The investigation is in its early stages but officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with their inquiries."