Neighbours’ shock at Portsmouth flats death

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Neighbours today told of their shock after the body of an elderly woman was found in a flat in Portsmouth.

A man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of the woman, believed to be in her 90s, was found at Wilmcote House in Somers Town on Tuesday.

Neighbour Kelly Griffin, 34, said: ‘I couldn’t believe it . I got a knock on the door from the police who were investigating something. I just thought it was a rumour. I used to send over a Christmas card for her.’

And Sid Simpson, 68, said: ‘It must have been years ago when I last spoke to her. I used to go up and visit her and she would be watering her plants outside the house. She was a nice woman. It is upsetting to hear about what happened.’

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