A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a police manhunt after a woman was tragically found dead in West Yorkshire.
Officers were called to a property in the Ravensthorpe area of Dewsbury at 6.43pm on Sunday where a woman in her 20s was found seriously injured before she later passed away.
West Yorkshire Police launched a manhunt in the early hours of Monday but a 35-year-old man has now been detained and is in custody.
Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the murder which they are treating as a ‘domestic related incident’.
Video footage from the scene yesterday showed a large police presence and a nearby air ambulance.
Dozens of armed police officers were reported to be called to the incident and police cordons were put in place.
Officers were called to a property in the Ravensthorpe area of Dewsbury at 6.43pm on Sunday
A woman was found seriously injured before she later passed away. Police have now arrested a suspect
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: ‘Police were called to a property in the Ravensthorpe area of Dewsbury at 6.43pm today (Sunday, 19 November) where a woman in her 20’s was found seriously injured.
‘Despite emergency medical attention at the scene she tragically passed away a short time later.
‘A large scale police operation was mounted in the area, resulting in the arrest of a 35-year-old man on suspicion of murder.’
Detective Chief Superintendent Sarah Jones of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: ‘A number of enquiries remain ongoing today into what has clearly been a very serious incident in Dewsbury.
‘We recognise the concern and worry this will have caused to residents in the local area and are conducting an extensive investigation into what took place.
‘A man has now been arrested on suspicion of murder and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the matter which is being treated as a domestic related incident.
‘Local NPT officers will be conducting extra patrols in the local area today to reassure residents.
‘I would ask anyone who can assist police enquiries to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 referencing crime number 13230642219 or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/livechat.
‘Information can also be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.’