Watch as Derbyshire police give update on breakthrough in hunt for murderer

Police gave a press conference this morning confirming that officers have arrested a man on suspicion of the murder of Freda Walker at her Derbyshire home. You can watch part of the press conference below.

Thursday, 20th January 2022, 4:54 pm

The 33-year-old man was arrested in Church Warsop, Nottinghamshire, on suspicion of the murder of Freda, 86, and the attempted murder of her husband Ken, 88.

The suspect remains in police custody at this time.

Freda and Ken were found at their home in Station Road, Langwith Junction, by a concerned neighbour at 9am on Saturday morning.

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Floral tributes have been left outside the Langwith Junction house of Freda and Ken Walker. Pictures by Brian Eyre.

Freda was pronounced dead at the scene while Ken was rushed to hospital where he remains in a critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Since Saturday, detectives have been trawling CCTV and conducting house-to-house enquiries to find those responsible in the days since.

Investigations are continuing and anyone with any information which could help detectives should contact Derbyshire Constabulary as soon as possible.

Detectives are continuing to carry out enquiries at the scene.
Everyone's thoughts are with all those affected by the crime.