Police continue murder investigation after death of woman in Hartlepool

Police are due to make an announcement on progress with the investigation into the death of an OAP in Hartlepool.

Tuesday, 5th April 2016, 11:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 5th April 2016, 12:06 pm
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Mother-of-three Norma Bell, 79, was found dead in her home in Westbourne Road, Hartlepool, yesterday morning.

Police have confirmed Ms Bell had died before a fire was reported at her home, Forensics have been at the scene.

Norma Bell.

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The mum-of-three, who had lived in the property for 27 years, also cared for more than 50 foster children, was due to celebrate her 80th birthday next month.

A senior detective is due to make a statement at the scene at 3pm.

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Norma Bell.
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