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Murder suspect suffered serious injuries after train collision

The main suspect in the investigation into a murder at Folkstone Road on Friday was struck by a train prior to his arrest.

A 70-year-old female was sadly found dead at the address on Folkestone Road in Kew on Friday. Police have confirmed that a 47-year-old male, who was known to the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

However, OTS News understands that suspect in the case was involved in the collision with a train in Kirkdale on Friday evening, which caused significant disruption across the Merseyrail network.

Merseyside Police confirmed to OTS News that no-one has yet been charged in connection with the attack and that the “injuries will inevitably delay the investigation”

The suspect remains in hospital with significant injuries. A large police presence including forensic teams was continuing to investigate the home on Tuesday.

On Monday police said: “Officers attended at a house on Folkestone Road at 8.40pm and found the body of a woman in her 70s. She was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“A post mortem has taken place but results are currently being withheld pending further reports. The woman is yet to be formally identified. The victim’s next of kin have been informed and specialist officers are supporting her family at this time.

“Our investigation continues and a 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains under arrest and is currently in hospital.”

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Hurst said: “Extensive enquiries are ongoing in relation to this tragic incident.

“We can now confirm that the victim and man arrested were known to each other, and that the woman died at this house. We will issue further updates when appropriate and in the meantime I would ask that their privacy is respected at this terrible time.

“I’d also reiterate our appeal, and urge anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Folkestone Road at around 8.30pm on Friday night to come forward. Any home CCTV, dashcam, images, witness accounts or other information may be vitally important as our investigation progresses.”

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