Bail is extended

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A WIGAN man arrested on suspicion of the murder of an 87-year-old woman last year has been bailed until March 30.

Roy Green, 48, was originally bailed until yesterday when Florence McCouig died shortly after being admitted to hospital in October.

Initial post-mortem inquiries concluded that Mrs McCouig, who lived in Bentham Road, Standish, may have died of natural causes but detectives have been carrying out further enquiries.

Her partner, Mr Green, was arrested on suspicion of murder shortly after her death in Wigan Infirmary on Monday, October 31.

His bail was yesterday extended until March.