An elderly woman in her 70s was stabbed to death in her home this morning in Machico.

The suspect who went on the run, and has now been caught by police, was a neighbour and the woman’s nephew.

The woman’s husband has also received injury’s in the struggle, but are not life threatening.

A very sad story, and yet another murder in Madeira, all of which have been domestic and to do with family or friends.