Woman found murdered inside Rotherham house - police statement in full

A murder investigation is underway in South Yorkshire following the death of a woman in Rotherham.

Officers responded to reports of an injured woman inside a property in the town on Friday night. Sadly the woman's life could not be saved. Police have arrested a man on suspicion of the woman's murder.

Today South Yorkshire Police released a statement as they launch an investigation and treat the woman's death as murder. A 56-year-old man has been arrested.

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A force spokesman said: "Yesterday evening (Friday 21 June), at 5.53pm we were called to reports of a woman inside a property in Herringthorpe Road with serious injuries.

"Sadly, despite the best efforts of medical personnel, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. A 56-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody."

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A scene and road closures are currently in place in Herringthorpe Road while officers carry out their enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to report online, via live chat or by calling 101 quoting incident number 878 of 21 June 2024. You can provide information anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.