A 75-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman died on Christmas day.
North Wales Police said officers were called to a home in Fairbourne, Gwynedd, just after 8pm on Wednesday, after receiving reports that a 74-year-old woman had sustained serious injuries.
A spokesperson for the force said that despite the efforts of the woman’s family, police officers, and paramedics, she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detective chief inspector Brian Kearney said: “Following police attendance at an address in Francis Avenue, Fairbourne, Gwynedd, yesterday evening, a 75-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at a local police station.
“The coroner for north west Wales, Mr Dewi Pritchard Jones has been informed.
“This is a truly tragic and very rare type of occurrence in north west Wales and I wish to reassure the public that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.”
Kearney also explained that a major incident room had been set up at the nearby Caernarfon police station.
“Family liaison officers are supporting the victim’s family and our thoughts remain with them. I would ask that their privacy is respected at this time,” he said.