UK police arrest woman over William Davis murder

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Map of England with West Midlands highlighted in red.
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In the United Kingdom, West Midlands Police arrested a 35-year-old woman yesterday in relation to the murder of William Davis.

The 92-year-old man was found deceased in his residence in the town of Willenhall, England on Sunday. Davis was found to have experienced serious head injuries, causing his death, according to West Midlands Police.

At a police press conference yesterday, Detective Superintendent Richard Baker appealed for any witnesses who may have been in the vicinity of the murder scene to come forward, while describing Davis' last movements: "[H]e was seen at 9AM on Sunday 1 April in his front garden, where he stopped and chatted to passersby. At around 3:15PM a neighbour took some lunch round to his house. At 6PM concerned neighbours who were unable to rouse Bill gained access to his property and found him." A statement from the force suggests Davis' murderer would have departed from his house with a "heavily blood stained" appearence.

Access to Davis' residence has been restricted as forensic examinations continue there. The woman continues to cooperate with the force. Chief Inspector Mike O'Hara, of a local policing operative in the town of Walsall — also in the West Midlands — stated his "local neighbourhood policing team who have an excellent working relationship with the local community will be on patrol to offer reassurance and will be available to link in with anyone that needs advice or would like to discuss any concerns they may have."

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