Trio arrested over Barnsley murder remain in police custody

Three women arrested over the murder of a Barnsley woman remain in police custody this morning.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 21st May 2018, 8:50 am
Updated Monday, 21st May 2018, 8:56 am
Union Street, Barnsley
Union Street, Barnsley

The women - aged 45, 57 and 71 and all from Barnsley town centre - were arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday.

CRIME: Man with knife spotted chasing group in Sheffield suburbThey are being held following the discovery of the body of 42-year-old Claire Louise Smith in Union Street at 6.50am on Saturday.

POLICE: Firm to prosecute vandals damaging yellow bikes in SheffieldSouth Yorkshire Police said a post mortem examination revealed Ms Smith died as a result of a 'very severe physical attack'.