Police investigating the death of a Barnsley woman who died after a 'severe physical attack' have arrested three people on suspicion of murder.
A 45-year-old woman, a 57-year-old woman and a 71-year-old woman, all from the town centre area, were arrested on suspicion of murder today (Sunday 20 May).
All three remain in police custody.
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At around 6.50am yesterday (Saturday 19 May), officers received a report that a woman’s body had been found on Union Street.
A post-mortem has revealed that the woman, identified as 42-year-old Claire Louise Smith, died from injuries from a very severe physical attack.
Enquiries are on-going and anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 01709 443544.
Union Street has now re-opened however officers remain in the area.