A man has been arrested after a woman died in a ‘domestic incident’ in Dewsbury

Police said they are not looking for anyone else after a man was arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman in a “domestic incident”.

Officers launched a wide-ranging search for a “named suspect” after being called to a property in the Ravensthorpe area of ​​Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, on Sunday night.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said a woman in her 20s was found seriously injured and died a short time later.

On Monday, the force said a 35-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

We recognize the worry and anxiety this will have caused local residents and are conducting an extensive investigation into what happened

Detective Chief Sarah Jones

Detective Chief Constable Sarah Jones said: “A number of inquiries remain ongoing today into what was clearly a very serious incident in Dewsbury.

“We recognize the concern and worry this will have caused local residents and are conducting an extensive investigation into what happened.

“A man has now been arrested on suspicion of murder and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with what is being treated as a domestic incident.

“Local NPT (neighbourhood policing team) officers will be carrying out extra patrols in the area today to reassure residents.”

Officers were called to the property in Dearnley Street at 6.43pm. on Sunday, the force said.

Dearnley Street, which is opposite a primary school, was sealed off on Monday morning with police guarding both ends and a further presence outside one of the terraced houses.

Locals said they were scared as police flooded the area overnight before the man was arrested.

A woman who lives nearby said she could hear the power helicopter over her house.

He said “We were worried. It's scary what happened. It's on our doorstep, we have children.

“My daughter was scared to death last night when we heard what had happened. He didn't want to sleep.

“She kept waking up saying ‘has the man been found yet, has the man been found?'

“We went to check all the doors to make sure they were locked.”

He said: “But nobody deserves this. My heart goes out to the family.”

Ms Jones said anyone with information should contact West Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting crime number 13230642219 or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/livechat.

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.