Woman found dead in Birkenhead flat named

A woman who was sadly found dead at a property in Birkenhead last night, Thursday 12th  May, has been formally identified as 62 year-old Karen Wheeler.

Police were called to a property on Vittoria Close at around 7.15pm. Paramedics attended but Mrs Wheeler was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers. A post mortem is due to take place to establish the cause of death.

Officers arrested a 51-year-old man, who is known to the victim, on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody.

An investigation is ongoing and officers remain on Vittoria Close while CCTV, forensic and house-to house-enquiries are carried out. 

The incident is being treated as domestic-related and detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook or call 101 with reference 22000326747.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111, or their online form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously.

If someone is in immediate danger they should dial 999 and speak to an operator but we also accept that openly speaking is not always an option.

The Silent Solution is a service which means a vulnerable person can call 999 and alert us, by pressing ’55.’ This will indicate that help is needed and we will respond.

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