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Woman, 28, arrested on suspicion of murdering man, 80

An 28-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a pensioner, 80, was discovered at his home in Grimsby. 

James Fish, 80, known to his friends as Eddie, was found at his home in Waltham, Grimsby around 10am yesterday. 

Officers last night arrested a 28-year-old woman who is understood to have been known to the victim. 

Neighbours today paid tribute to Mr Fish, describing him as a ‘nice chap’ and ‘an intelligent bloke who had many interests’.

A Home Office pathologist is due to conduct a post mortem examination today in Hull.

Detective Chief Inspector Stewart Miller, the Senior Investigating Officer, said: ‘We believe this to have been an isolated incident, and there is no risk to the wider public. The woman we have arrested was known to the man.’

‘We have specialist officers in place to support the man’s family and our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.’

Neighbour Graham Clayton said: ‘It is a terrible shock. He was much into fishing and was very knowledgeable about the fishing industry that relatives had worked in. He was a very intelligent man. We always saw him out when there were air displays.

‘Whenever there was an air show at Cleethorpes he would get out his step ladders and be up looking over the hedge opposite.

‘He was a very nice chap. This is a sad loss.’

It is understood he was a classic car enthusiast and he and his wife were renowned gardeners in the neighbourhood.

Another neighbour said: ‘We are all so sad and upset.’

A nearby trader said: ‘All the customers have come in to say how shocked they are by what has happened.’

Emergency services responded within minutes of the alarm being raised in Waltham yesterday morning.

The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire air ambulance landed in a field opposite the man’s home.

But a few hours later, Humberside Police confirmed the man had tragically died and his death was being treated as suspicious.

Officers set up a cordon around the bungalow whilst crime scene investigators examined the home.

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