Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman killed in early morning incident

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found seriously injured early this morning.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 11:23 am

The woman, believed to be in her 50’s, was found at a property on Brierfield Close, Barnlsey, with serious injuries at around 12.30am on Tuesday.

She was taken to hospital where she died a short time later.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is now in custody.

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A police spokesperson said: “A man is in custody this morning after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

"Emergency services were called just after 12.30am this morning to reports a woman had been injured at a property on Brierfield Close, Barnsley.

"On arrival at the scene, officers found a woman believed to be in her 50's with serious injuries. She was taken to hospital where she sadly died a short time later.

"A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

"Formal identification of the woman and a post mortem examination are yet to take place.

"There will be a police presence in Brierfield Close today while officers carry out their enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.”

If you have any information, please call 101 quoting incident number 15 of 25 May 2021.