Leeds & West Yorkshire

Man arrested over murder of woman in Pontefract

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in Pontefract.

A woman, thought to be aged in her 80s, was found dead at a property in Park Lane, at about 22:30 BST on Wednesday, West Yorkshire Police said.

Officers were called by ambulance staff. A post-mortem examination is due to take place later.

A man, 54, has been detained and is in custody as inquiries are being made, said the force.

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