Man, 79, arrested on suspicion of murder after woman shot dead in Merseyside

30 October 2022, 09:57

The incident happened on Meadowbrook Road
The incident happened on Meadowbrook Road. Picture: Google Maps

By Daisy Stephens

A 79-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman with a suspected gunshot wound was found dead in Moreton, Merseyside Police said.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

At about 1.45am on Sunday, police were called to an address on Meadowbrook Road to a report that the body of a woman in her 50s had been found inside.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, with an injury to her chest consistent with a gunshot wound, police said.

Officers arrested a 79-year-old man, who is known to the victim, on suspicion of murder and he was taken into custody for questioning.

An investigation is underway and a cordon is in place on Meadowbrook Road.

Officers remain at the scene to offer assurance to residents and forensic examinations, police said.

CCTV and house-to house-enquiries are being carried out in the area.

Chief Inspector Derek Riley urged anyone with information or evidence to come foreword, saying: "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 inquiries into the incident are still ongoing in the area.

"I would ask anyone who was in the area of Meadowbrook 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 @MerPolCC on Twitter or 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre' on Facebook or call 101 with log 096 of Sunday 30 October.

Alternatively they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form.

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Pictures of the Week Global Photo Gallery

Iran fires air defence batteries at two sites after drones spotted

Italian foreign minister

Israel warned US about drone attack on Iran, Italian foreign minister tells G7

Building on fire

Ukraine claims it shot down Russian bomber as Moscow’s missiles kill eight

Signs twinning Bournemouth with Israeli city mysteriously vanish as police probe apparent hate crime

Signs twinning Bournemouth with Israeli city mysteriously vanish as police probe apparent hate crime

Antonio Tajani

G7 foreign ministers warns of new sanctions on Iran and urge de-escalation

Boris Johnson breached rules for former ministers, watchdog rules

Boris Johnson breached government rules by being ‘evasive’ about links to hedge fund

The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology has 31 tracks

The hidden meaning behind tracks on Taylor Swift's new album as superstar blasts exes Joe Alwyn and Matty Healy

Passengers on London's transport network should be thrown off if they play music out loud, Susan Hall says

People who play music out loud on London transport ‘to be thrown off’ says Tory Susan Hall as mayoral race hots up

Google HQ

Japanese doctors demand damages from Google over ‘groundless’ reviews

EU proposes a deal on free movement for young people

Brussels offers the UK a free movement deal that would give young Britons the right to live in the EU

‘Not fair on taxpayers’: PM to unleash ‘sick-note squads’ as he tells Brits ‘you don’t get anything in life without hard work’

PM to unleash ‘sick-note squads’ as he tells Brits ‘you don’t get anything in life without hard work’

Air defences

Russia pummels exhausted Ukrainian forces ahead of springtime advance

Leonid Volkov

Two suspects held in Poland after attack on Navalny ally in Lithuania

Former President Donald Trump during jury selection at Manhattan criminal court

From a man who meditates every morning to a corporate lawyer: The 12 jurors who will decide Donald Trump's fate

There are fears the traditional fry-up is dying out because young people think it's too fatty

Gen Z shun the ‘greasy and high-calorie’ classic fry-up with one in ten never eating the famous dish

Taylor Swift performing during the Eras Tour

Taylor Swift reveals surprise 2am double album drop with record packed with secret messages and attacks on her exes