A man arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a woman at her home in Helston has been released on bail.

Magistrates authorised the police to have more time to question the 24-year-old man and, following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, he has been released on police bail until Saturday, June 26.

A murder investigation was launched after police were called to an address above Meneage Road on Tuesday last week (May 25) and found a 62-year-old woman with neck injuries, according to police, who was declared deceased upon arrival. 

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "The investigation is ongoing and residents should expect to see continuing police activity within Helston connected to this investigation over the coming week, whilst forensic examinations continue at the address in Greenbank.

"Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity, or anything out of the ordinary, in the Greenbank, Bullock Lane and Meneage Street areas of Helston between the evening of Monday, May 24 and the morning of Tuesday, May 25."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via email at 101@dc.police.uk or by calling 101, and quote crime reference CR/042638/21.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via the charity’s website at www.crimestoppers-org.uk