Letchworth man, 60, arrested on suspicion of murder after 85-year-old man dies in ‘domestic incident’

Police and ambulance crews at Whitethorn Lane in Letchworth at about 3.30pm today.

Police and ambulance crews at Whitethorn Lane in Letchworth at about 3.30pm today.

A Letchworth man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 85-year-old man died in a reported domestic incident in the town yesterday.

Police were called to a house in Whitethorn Lane at 2.26pm and discovered the pensioner and a man aged in his 60s inside, both with serious injuries.

The 85-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. The younger man was taken to hospital, where he remains – he is expected to make a full recovery.

A 60-year-old man from Letchworth has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident.

Det Insp Justine Jenkins, from the Beds, Cambs and Herts Major Crime Unit, said: “This is an isolated incident in which a man has sadly lost his life.

“We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this tragedy and investigations remain ongoing.

“Specially-trained officers are supporting the victim’s family and our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time.”

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