A MURDER probe has been launched after a woman seriously injured in an attack in Chesterfield later died from her injuries.
The 39-year-old, who is expected to be named today, was discovered with serious injuries yesterday morning after police were called to a house in Tapton View Road at around 8.30am.
She was rushed to Chesterfield Royal Hospital but later died.
A 41-year-old man was arrested in Staveley at around 9am and remains in police custody this morning
A post mortem examination is due to take place to establish the exact cause of death.
Anyone with information should call Derbyshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.