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Man held on suspicion of double murder after woman, 91, and daughter found dad on New Year's Eve

A MAN was arrested on suspicion of the murders of a woman and her daughter who were found dead and injured.

The two women, who have been named locally as Joyce Wilshaw, 91, and her daughter, Karen Wilshaw, 63, were found at a

property on Park Lane in Cheadle, Staffordshire, on Sunday afternoon, December 31 2023.

Police have arrested a 68-year-old man on suspicion of two counts of murder.

However, detectives said today (Monday, January 1 2024) they are "keeping an open mind regarding the circumstances leading up to the women's deaths".

Tributes have been paid to the pair with neighbours calling Mrs Wilshaw a "lovely woman".

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "Officers were called to Park Lane at 3pm on December 31 to reports a woman's body had been found and another woman was injured.

"Despite the best efforts of paramedics and officers, both women, aged 63 and 91, were pronounced dead at approximately 3.50pm.

"A 68-year-old man from Cheadle has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder. He currently remains in custody for questioning.

"Detectives from our major investigation department continue to investigate and are keeping an open mind regarding the circumstances leading up to the women's deaths.

"A scene remains at the house to explore forensic opportunities. Post-mortems on both bodies will take place on January 2.

"House to house inquiries are continuing and nearby residents will see an increase of local officers in the area to provide reassurance and assist with evidence gathering."

The force has created an online portal where people can leave information and any CCTV, smart doorbell or dashcam footage that they may have.


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