Woman 'arrested on suspicion of murder' after former custody sergeant 'found dead at home'


Woman in her 50s ‘arrested on suspicion of murder’ after former custody sergeant turned ambulance driver, 59, ‘found dead at his family home’

  • Lacy Kyle, 59, was found dead at home in Cofton Hackett, according to the Sun 
  • A woman in her 50s  reportedly been arrested on suspicion of Mr Kyle’s murder 
  • Mr Kyle is said to have worked as a custody sergeant and for ambulance service 
  • Ambulance service chief told the Sun Mr Kyle was a ‘dedicated member of staff’ 

A woman has reportedly been arrested over the death of a retired custody sergeant after he was found dead at his family home.

The woman, in her 50s, was arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of Lacy Kyle, according to the Sun.

The 59-year-old, a former West Midlands Police custody sergeant, was reportedly found dead at his home in Cofton Hackett, near Bromsgrove, on Sunday.

Police were seen outside the property on Monday. Detectives have now launched a murder investigation, according to the Sun.

The woman, in her 50s, was arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of Lacy Kyle (pictured), according to the Sun

The woman, in her 50s, was arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of Lacy Kyle (pictured), according to the Sun

The 59-year-old, a former West Midlands Police custody sergeant, was reportedly found dead at his home in Cofton Hackett, near Bromsgrove, on Sunday. Pictured: Police at the scene

The 59-year-old, a former West Midlands Police custody sergeant, was reportedly found dead at his home in Cofton Hackett, near Bromsgrove, on Sunday. Pictured: Police at the scene

The woman, arrested on suspicion of murder, is said to have been released under investigation by the police.  

A spokesperson told the Sun: ‘Police are treating the death as unexplained and a person has been helping the police with their enquiries.

‘A woman in her 50s was arrested for murder but has since been released under investigation whilst further enquiries are concluded.’

Alongside his work with the police, Mr Kyle, is said to have worked for the West Midlands Ambulance Service as an ambulance driver.

Police were seen outside the property on Monday. Detectives have now launched a murder investigation, according to the Sun

Police were seen outside the property on Monday. Detectives have now launched a murder investigation, according to the Sun

The woman, arrested on suspicion of murder, is said to have been released under investigation by the police (pictured: Police at the scene of Mr Lacy's death

The woman, arrested on suspicion of murder, is said to have been released under investigation by the police (pictured: Police at the scene of Mr Lacy’s death

The service’s non-emergency services operations delivery director, Michelle Brotherton, told the Sun: ‘This is an extremely sad time for Lacy’s family and all of his work colleagues at WMAS.

‘He was a dedicated member of staff who would always go above and beyond, often coming in at short notice if required, without hesitation.’  

A spokesperson for the service told the paper that paramedics had attended the scene, but were unable to save Mr Kyle. 

MailOnline has contacted West Mercia Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service for comment, but has not yet received a response. 

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