Two held over murder of woman, 70s, in Barnsley

Birkwood Avenue, Cudworth, Barnsley. Picture: Google Maps
Birkwood Avenue, Cudworth, Barnsley. Picture: Google Maps
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DETECTIVES investigating the murder of an elderly woman in Barnsley have made two arrests.

South Yorkshire Police said a 23-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody.

The arrests come after the body of the unnamed woman was found yesterday when emergency services were called at about 5.35pm to an address in Birkwood Avenue, Cudworth, and found the woman.

She is believed to be in her 70s and from the Cudworth area, police said.