Woman's body found in house at centre of police incident in Doncaster

Emergency services dealt with an incident in Scawthorpe this morning following concerns for the welfare of a man
Emergency services dealt with an incident in Scawthorpe this morning following concerns for the welfare of a man

A woman's body was discovered yesterday at house in Doncaster which was at the centre of a police incident this morning.

Emergency services were called to Springwood Road, Scawthorpe, this morning following concerns for the welfare of a man inside.

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Police officers cordoned off the house and evacuated nearby homes as a precaution while specialist negotiators talked to the man.

A number of ambulances were on standby close to the scene.

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The man eventually left the property and was said to have been 'safely with officers' once outside.

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Residents have since been allowed back into their homes.

South Yorkshire Police said the body of a woman in her 40s was found at the house yesterday.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.