Woman, 77, found murdered

A murder investigation is under way after a 77-year-old woman was found dead, police said.

Officers were called to St Wilfrid's Road, Hexham, Northumberland yesterday.

Northumbria Police issued few details about the discovery.

A spokeswoman said: "Police are investigating the death of a 77-year-old woman who is believed to have been murdered."

She added: "Police are appealing for anybody who was in the area, saw anything suspicious or who has any information to contact them on 0345 604 3043."