Police launch a murder inquiry after body is found

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South Yorkshire Police has launched a murder investigation after the body of an elderly woman was found in Barnsley on Wednesday evening.

Emergency services were called to an address in Birkwood Avenue, Cudworth at about 5.35pm. The woman is thought to be in her 70s and from the Cudworth area.

Specialist officers attended the scene, conducting enquiries and carrying out forensic examinations.

Anyone with information is urged to call 101 quoting incident number 893 of 2 April or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.