A pensioner has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of an 87-year-old woman at a care home.
Emergency services were called to Clifton Court Nursing Care Home in Clifton-upon-Dunsmore, Rugby, in Warwickshire, at around 4.40am last Thursday (8/8).
The victim, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene and an 84-year-old man, from Clifton-upon-Dunsmore, was arrested on suspicion of murder.
He has been released under investigation and is currently sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
Detective Inspector Teresa McKenna, from Warwickshire Police, said: “An investigation is ongoing and the victim’s family is currently being supported by specialist officers.
“At this time this is being treated as an isolated incident and we do not believe there is a wider risk to the community.
“Our thoughts are with the woman’s family at this difficult time.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 4.46am on August 8 to reports of a medical emergency at Clifton Court Care Home, in Rugby.
"We sent two ambulances and a paramedic officer to the scene and on arrival we discovered a woman in cardiac arrest.
"It quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene."