Murder probe launched after fatal stabbing in Sowerby

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Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman died of stab wounds in a West Yorkshire village.

Officers were called to Rooley Heights, Sowerby, Halifax, at 5.52pm yesterday after receiving reports of an ongoing domestic incident.

A 42-year-old local woman was found inside the property suffering from serious stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics a short time later.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Snow, from West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team (HMET), said that a 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently detained under police guard at hospital.

DCI Snow added: “He also suffered stab wounds in the incident, but these are not considered to be life-threatening.

“While incidents like this are understandably disturbing for those living locally I would like to reassure people that there is no wider danger to members of the public and neighbourhood officers are in the area offering support and reassurance to local residents.”

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact police via 101.