Police launch manhunt after woman dies in West Yorkshire

UK

Police have launched a manhunt after a woman died in West Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire Police said officers were called to a property where the woman was found seriously injured in the Ravensthorpe area of Dewsbury at 6.43pm on Sunday.

The woman later died, the force said.

An air ambulance near the scene. Pic: YappApp
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An air ambulance near the scene. Pic: YappApp

It said officers had a named suspect and “significant enquiries are ongoing to find and arrest him”.

“While police understand that this incident will cause concern in the local community, this investigation is in its very early stages and members of the public are urged to avoid potentially unhelpful speculation,” it added.

“If anyone does have any information that could assist the police in their enquiries, they are asked to contact the police as a matter of urgency.”

Footage from the scene showed a large police presence and an air ambulance nearby.

Dozens of armed officers were reported to be on the scene and a number of police cordons were in place in the area.

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