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UPDATE: Three women arrested on suspicion of murder over Barnsley woman's death

Police guard the scene in Barnsley after the discovery of a woman's body. Picture: @SYP_Specials.
Police guard the scene in Barnsley after the discovery of a woman's body. Picture: @SYP_Specials.
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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.