Langwith Junction homicide investigation: Police are issuing an update as the investigation continues

Police have issued an update on a murder investigation that has been launched in a village on the border with Nottinghamshire.

Freda Walker, 86, has died after being attacked in her home with her husband Ken on Saturday, January 15th.

Police have confirmed that Walker will remain in the hospital in a critical condition as of Monday, January 17th.

The investigation is being conducted by Derbyshire Police.

Nottinghamshire Live asked the force if the incident could be linked to another earlier this month, in the village of Trowell, where an elderly couple in their 80s were attacked in their home by an uninvited guest on January 6th.

Nottinghamshire police officers have been spotted in Stoney Lane in the village on Monday 17 January as part of “ongoing investigations” into what happened in Trowell.

However, the Derbyshire Constabulary said they were talking to other forces to look into similar incidents.

But Derbyshire police said no formal links had been made yet.

A spokesman for Derbyshire Constabulary said: “The update this morning is that the man involved remains in hospital in a critical condition and we still urge anyone with information – including CCTV or dash cam footage, if there was in the area – to sign up.



Freda and Ken Walker
Freda and Ken Walker

“We are talking to other forces in the region to look at other similar incidents that may have been, but no formal links have been established with other cases at present.”

A collection has since been set up for the Walker family help them financially after the tragic event.

A woman living in a bungalow near Station Road where the incident took place told Derbyshire Live that Mr Walker was a Shirebrook Town Councilor.

Bouquets of flowers were left on the spot by friends. A tribute described Mrs Walker as “one who would help anyone without hesitation”.

Anyone who may be able to assist detectives with their inquiries should contact Derbyshire Police, including reference 240-150122.

They are also invited to get in touch via social media or anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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