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Police interrogate man on suspicion of murdering Rochdale pensioner Vincent Kershaw

By Dean Wilkins

Police are interrogating a man on suspicion of murdering a Rochdale pensioner two weeks after his body was found by concerned neighbours.

Vincent Kershaw, 84, was found dead at his home on Willows Lane, Milnrow, on October 14 after neighbours raised the alarm when they had not seen him in a long time.

And a 56-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody for questioning.

Mr Kershaw was known to carry large amounts of cash on him and police suspected that he could have been targeted by robbers, he was last seen shopping at a Tesco Express on Dale Street, ten days before his body was found.

Detective Inspector Iain Butler, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “There are a number of lines of inquiry and at this stage, we cannot rule out robbery.

“Mr Kershaw was known to carry large quantities of cash when he was out and when his body was examined, there was no sign of his wallet.”

A home office post mortem concluded that Mr Kerhshaw died from head injuries.

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