Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Man questioned over murder of Sheffield woman

Dawn Backhouse
Image caption Dawn Backhouse died on the way to hospital

A 44-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of murdering a mother-of-three in South Yorkshire.

Dawn Backhouse, 31, was found with stab wounds at a house on Langsett Grove in the Walkley area on 23 June. She died on the way to hospital.

The man being questioned was also found at the property, with a stab wound to the chest. He was taken to hospital and arrested.

South Yorkshire Police said he was now in custody.

Speaking at the time of her death, Ms Backhouse's family said: "This is a tragic time for our family suffering the loss of a mother, daughter, granddaughter and sister.

"Dawn leaves behind three young children.

"She will be forever be in our hearts and solely missed."

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