Man detained in secure hospital after grandmother murdered in Telford

A man arrested over the murder of a 58-year-old grandmother has been detained in a secure hospital.

Tributes have been paid to Claire Orrey, who was found dead at a house in Telford.

Armed police were called to the address in the early hours of Sunday and also found a man with serious injuries.

West Mercia Police said a 31-year-old man arrested in connection with the attack has been detained under the Mental Health Act, and has been transferred to a secure mental health facility.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Garner said: “The investigation into this tragic incident is ongoing and officers are working hard to understand what happened.

“A cordon will remain in place at the house on Burrell Road while our inquiries continue, and you may see increased police activity in the area. This is nothing to be alarmed by and is routine in this type of investigation.

“I’d like to reiterate my comment from yesterday that this is an isolated incident and we’re not looking for anyone else in connection with it.

“Our thoughts continue to be with Claire’s family, and they have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.”

In a statement, Ms Orrey’s daughter said: “My mom was the most wonderful mother, wife, daughter, and grandma, who lit up our world with love.

“She will forever be loved by us and will always be missed eternally.”

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