UK COPS have arrested a 74-year-old man in connection with the murder of Michele Faiers in Italy.
The British gran who was stabbed to death at her home in Chieti in Italy had been missing for days before her body was found.
The 74-year-old Brit was arrested on suspicion of murder in Shepshed, Leicestershire last night and remains in custody.
Police from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) are in contact with both Italian police and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office concerning the death of the woman.
Detective Inspector David Greenhalgh, from EMSOU, said: “We are continuing to work with authorities both in the United Kingdom and Italy regarding this incident.
“Ms Faiers’ family have asked for privacy at this time and I would ask that this is respected.”
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Brit gran Michele, 66, was reportedly found stabbed in her bedroom by a friend who had grown concerned after not hearing from her for several days.
After hearing her friend's screams, neighbours alerted the police who then rushed to the property in the Verratti district.
Italian cops found Michele in a pool of blood apparently dressed only in her underwear and covered by a white sheet, according to MailOnline.
Former neighbours revealed in a heartbreaking statement that just weeks before her death, Michele had visited the UK for her daughter's wedding.
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Neighbours at the woman's old home in Torquay told The Sun they remembered her as a "lovely person".
According to The Times, there were no signs of a struggle and police are investigating whether she was killed while sleeping.
Michele made her last post on Instagram on October 25, just days before she died.
She shared three pictures of a sunset taken from the terrace of her house in Italy.
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