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Detectives in Kendal are continuing to investigate the suspected murder at Ambleside on 21 August 2012. At 10 pm last night police were called to a flat on Outgate in Ambleside where a women aged 77 had been assaulted and despite efforts by the paramedics, she sadly died.
A man aged 48 remains in police custody on suspicion of murder while police continue with their enquiries. The man was arrested last night at 00:41 am following police searching the area using police dogs and utilising the search helicopter in order to locate him nearby.
Police are able to confirm that the man arrested was related to the victim and a post mortem will take place tomorrow .
Ch Insp Bob Qazi stressed such incidents were "very rare".
"That's something I would like to emphasise to the public, that this is still a very unusual type of crime to take place in Cumbria," he said.