POLICE are continuing to question a man arrested on suspicion of murdering Worcester woman Julie Fox.

The 43-year-old was arrested yesterday (Tuesday, January 2) after Ms Fox, who had cerebral palsy, was found dead in the hallway of her bungalow in Carnforth Drive, Worcester, at 6.50pm on Wednesday, December 27. 

The 51-year-old's suffered a significant head injury caused by a blunt instrument after it is believed she was attacked in her home.

The last known person to have seen her alive was a carer at 6.45pm on Friday, December 22.

Neighbours alerted the emergency services due to the smell of gas coming from the property.

A post mortem carried out last week established that Ms Fox, who lived in the bungalow alone, died from an injury to her head.

West Mercia Police have extended the time they can question him for another 12 hours until approximately midnight tonight (Wednesday, January 3).

The police investigation is ongoing and detectives are continuing to appeal for information.

Detective Superintendent Adrian McGee said: "We're still keen to speak to anyone who knew Julie or saw her in the last couple of weeks.

"We're especially keen to locate Julie's pink handbag (pictured). 

"She had this with her days before she died and it is missing from her bungalow."

Previously police issued information about Ms Fox in the hope it will help but still in the process of building up a more detailed picture of her lifestyle and movements with the help of the public.

She was known to be 'solitary and vulnerable' but would attend a cafe in Reindeer Court in Worcester.

Ms Fox, who was independent, travelled about in a mobility scooter accompanied by her dog, a Shih Tzu, and had a love of jewellery.

She had lived at the bungalow since 2009.

Anyone with information can call 101 and quote incident 597s of 27 December 2017. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via Crimestoppers-uk.org.