Maltby: Husband released after police decide death was not suspicious


A 60-year-old man has been released without charge after police decided the death of his wife was not suspicious.

Alan Walker, 60, had been arrested last December after Christine Walker,58, was found dead at their home on Gladstone Road.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Following extensive toxicological and pathological investigation, South Yorkshire Police officers are satisfied that the death of 58-year-old Christine Valerie Walker from Maltby is not suspicious. Mrs Walker, of Gladstone Road, Maltby, was found in her home on Monday 9th December 2013.”

“A 60-year-old man arrested in connection with Mrs Walker’s death has been released without charge. A file has been prepared for the coroner.”

Officers spent two days combing the house for clues, but an initial postmortem investigation was described by police as ‘inconclusive’.