Police still waiting to quiz Maplebeck murder suspect

DETECTIVES are still waiting to interview a 71-year-old man in connection with the murder of Julia Thurgarland.

Mrs Thurgarland, who was 70-years-old, was found at her home address in Low Farm in the village of Maplebeck, near Southwell, at around 3.50pm on Friday, 28th December.

A Home Office post-mortem examination revealed she had died from strangulation.

The 71-year-old man who has been arrested was found in the house on Friday afternoon suffering from injuries. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Detectives will question the man when he is deemed fit to be interviewed.

Mrs Thurgarland’s relatives continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

Enquiries at Low Farm have now been completed and the cordon around the house has been lifted.

Det Chief Insp Tony Heydon, who is leading the investigation, said: “The enquiries undertaken make me quite certain this is an isolated incident and we will interview the suspect as soon as possible to determine the circumstances leading up to Mrs Thurgarland’s death.”