A man who lived on the same road as Norma Bell has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
He is believed to have previously lived just doors away from Norma Bell was arrested overnight by Cleveland Police.
Police have today confirmed “Police have overnight arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of 79-year-old Norma Bell in Hartlepool over the weekend.”
Norma Bell was discovered in her house on Westbourne Road in Hartlepool following a fire.
Police believe she was murdered between 2nd and 3rd April a fire was then started at the house.
Police yesterday confirmed money was stolen from the address.
If you have any information please contact Cleveland Police on 101.