Police granted more time to question woman, 40, arrested on suspicion of murder after man in his 60s

Police are granted 36 more hours to question woman, 40, who was arrested on suspicion of murder after man in his 60s died following ‘robbery of his mobility scooter’ in Cotswolds

Police have been granted an extra 36 hours to question a woman arrested on suspicion of murdering a man following a suspected robbery of his mobility scooter.

The victim, in his 60s, was found unresponsive and without his mobility scooter in the car park of a Tesco superstore in Stroud, Gloucestershire, shortly before 6am on Sunday.

He was rushed to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital by paramedics, but died later the same day.

A 40-year-old woman was subsequently arrested on suspicion of robbery and murder. Magistrates today granted Gloucestershire Police additional time to question her.

Police have been granted more time to question a woman arrested on suspicion of murder after a man in his 60s died following the suspected robbery of his mobility scooter

Police have been granted more time to question a woman arrested on suspicion of murder after a man in his 60s died following the suspected robbery of his mobility scooter

A mobility scooter, which is believed to belong to the victim, was found at around 8am, abandoned almost two miles away in Bisley Old Road (pictured)

A mobility scooter, which is believed to belong to the victim, was found at around 8am, abandoned almost two miles away in Bisley Old Road (pictured)

A spokesperson for the force said: ‘Magistrates have granted a warrant of further detention this morning for a woman who had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

‘It means the woman, aged 40, can remain in police custody for an additional 36 hours following her arrest in connection with the death of a man in Stroud over the weekend.

‘Police were called shortly before 6am on Sunday with a report a man had been found unresponsive in the car park of Tesco superstore on Stratford Road.

‘The man, aged in his 60s, had been found without his mobility scooter which he uses as his mode of transport.

‘He was subsequently taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital by paramedics and died later that day. His next of kin has been informed.’

Police believe the victim was subject of a robbery and his mobility scooter, which he used as a mode of transport, was taken.

The victim, in his 60s, was found unresponsive and without his mobility scooter in the car park of a Tesco superstore in Stroud

 The victim, in his 60s, was found unresponsive and without his mobility scooter in the car park of a Tesco superstore in Stroud

A spokesperson added: ‘The Major Crime Investigation Team is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident and anyone with information which could assist is asked to contact police.

‘Anyone with information on what took place is asked to contact police online by completing the following form quoting incident 78 of 22 January. You can also call police on 101.

‘Information can be submitted anonymously by calling independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.’

A spokesperson for Tesco said: ‘We’re shocked and saddened by this terrible incident and our thoughts are with with everyone affected by it. 

‘We are helping the police with their enquiries.’ 

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