Police board up North Staffordshire house where gran was allegedly murdered as they step up efforts to extradite suspect from Sweden


Police have boarded up a house where a 71-year-old woman was allegedly murdered in her own home.

Metal shutters have been fixed to the front door and ground-floor windows of the property on Tunstall Road, Knypersley.

It means the house and gardens are no longer being treated as a crime scene and police tape has been removed from the property.

Bunches of flowers remain on the driveway to the detached house which is just metres away from Knypersley First School.

The boarded-up house on Tunstall Road, Knypersley, where Wendy Morse was allegedly murdered as flowers rest on the driveway

The increased security comes as Staffordshire Police are seeking the extradition of a 42-year-old Stoke-on-Trent man in connection with the murder of Wendy Morse.

The suspect – who has not been named but lives in Sneyd Green – was arrested in Sweden last week and appeared before a Swedish court on Monday. He has now been served with a European Arrest Warrant in Sweden.

Detective Inspector Cheryl Hannan said: “We have worked closely with our colleagues from the crown prosecution service to obtain the European Arrest Warrant.

“Cooperation with the police and prosecutors in Sweden has ensured his detention. Extradition proceedings are underway and we will continue to conduct a thorough investigation.”

Wendy Morse

Police discovered Wendy’s body on Sunday, March 22. A post-mortem examination has already been carried out but more tests are now needed to confirm the exact cause of death.

Detectives are particularly appealing for sightings of a green Honda Civic – registration number OK62 AMS – which was driven from Biddulph to Sneyd Green, via Bemersley Road and Norton, between midday and 3pm on Thursday, March 19.

Anyone with any dash-cam footage of the Honda Civic or any information which could assist with the murder investigation should call the police on 101, quoting incident number 481 of March 22, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.





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