THE murder of Julia
Thurgarland, a churchwarden of St Radegund's, Maplebeck, is being
investigated by Nottinghamshire Police.
Mrs Thurgarland, aged 70,
was found at her home in Low Farm, in the village of Maplebeck,
near Southwell, on Friday last week. She died from
A 71-year-old man was
found in the house on the same day, suffering from injuries. He was
taken to Lincoln Hospital. On Wednesday evening, Nottinghamshire
Police said that he had been taken into police custody where he
would be questioned by detectives.
Detective Chief Inspector
Tony Heydon, who is leading the investigation, said that the
enquiries undertaken so far made him "quite certain this is an
The Priest-in-Charge of the Northern Lights Cluster of churches,
which includes St Radegund's, the Revd Richard Seymour-Whiteley,
said on Wednesday: "We wish to respect her family's privacy at this
time and our prayers are with them."