Dewsbury murder arrest after seriously injured woman dies

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman died in a “domestic-related incident” in West Yorkshire, police have said.

Officers were called to a property on Dearnley Street in the Ravensthorpe area of Dewsbury on Sunday night.

West Yorkshire Police said a woman in her 20s was found seriously injured at the property and died later.

A 35-year-old man had been arrested following a large-scale search for a “named suspect”, the force added.

Det Ch Supt Sarah Jones said: “A number of inquiries remain ongoing today into what has clearly been a very serious incident in Dewsbury.

“We recognise the concern and worry this will have caused to residents in the local area and are conducting an extensive investigation into what took place.

“A man has now been arrested on suspicion of murder and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the matter, which is being treated as a domestic-related incident,” she added.

‘Heart goes out’

Dearnley Street, which is opposite a primary school, was sealed off on Monday morning, with a police presence outside one of the terraced houses.

One woman who lives nearby told the PA News agency: “It’s a scary thing that’s happened. It’s on our doorstep, we’ve got children.

“My daughter was scared to death last night when we heard what had happened. She didn’t want to go to sleep,” she said.

“She kept waking up saying, ‘has the man been found yet, has the man been found?'”

“No-one deserves this. My heart goes out to the family,” she added.

Officers would carry out extra patrols in the area on Monday to reassure residents, police said.


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