UPDATE TUESDAY 9.40AM: Mystery over death of 47-year-old woman in West Pinchbeck

Police and forensic examiners outside a house in Elizabeth Crescent, West Pinchbeck, where a 47-year-old woman was found dead on Sunday.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Police and forensic examiners outside a house in Elizabeth Crescent, West Pinchbeck, where a 47-year-old woman was found dead on Sunday. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Police are no nearer to knowing how a 47-year-old woman died at a house in West Pinchbeck over the weekend.

A post mortem examination has been carried out on the body of the woman who was found dead by police at a house in Elizabeth Crescent on Sunday afternoon.

But a Lincolnshire Police spokesman confirmed today that more forensic tests are taking place that will “take some weeks to complete”.

However, a police guard outside the house has been lifted as enquiries continue into the woman’s death which is being treated as unexplained.

Anyone with information about the woman or the circumstances of her death should call 101, quoting incident 244 of April 26.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

MONDAY 5.10PM: Police guard house in West Pinchbeck after suspicious death of woman

A police guard is in place outside a house in West Pinchbeck where a 47-year-old woman was confirmed dead over the weekend.

Police and paramedics were called to a house in Elizabeth Crescent, off Starlode Drove, to reports of a woman with head injuries just before 4.30pm yesterday.

Despite receiving medical attention, the woman was pronounced dead and police have carried out house-to-house enquiries today.

Neighbours claimed that the woman had been living at the house with her partner, both English, for about six months but no one living locally was able to provide a name.

One neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: “There were police cars here at about 4pm on Sunday and scenes of crime officers were here all night.

“Everybody was questioned by the police and CID detectives, then they put tape round the house and a copper on 24-hour guard.

“I’ve lived here for about three years and I’ve never seen that much police activity, even though I’ve lived in towns most of my life.”

A spokesman for South Lincolnshire Coroner’s Office said they were unable to confirm the woman’s identity at this stage.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 244 of April 26.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

MONDAY 3.15PM: Police looking into ‘unexplained death’ in West Pinchbeck

Police have launched an enquiry into the unexplained death of a 47-year-old woman in West Pinchbeck.

Officers were called to an address in Elizabeth Crescent just before 4.30pm where paramedics were treating a woman for head injuries.

She was later pronounced dead at the scene and a post mortem examination is due to place later today, while police are guarding the house at this time.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 244 of April 26.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.