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Body of elderly woman discovered in housing estate

PUBLISHED: 20:58 19 October 2019 | UPDATED: 13:49 20 October 2019

Highfield Avenue in Swaffham. Photo: Google

Highfield Avenue in Swaffham. Photo: Google

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A police probe has been launched after the body of an elderly woman was discovered in a home to the west of the county.

Police were called at 11.30pm on Friday evening after concerns were raised for the occupant of a home on Highfield Avenue in Swaffham.

Upon entering the property, officers discovered the body of a women in her 90s.

Norfolk Constabulary is currently treating the woman's death as unexplained, with a post mortem examination scheduled to be carried out on Sunday, October 20.

A police presence has been maintained in the area with the street cordoned off while officers carry out further enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding the woman's death.

More to follow.

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