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Three women arrested over Barnsley murder

Three women have been arrested after the body of a woman was found in Barnsley town centre. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Three women have been arrested after the body of a woman was found in Barnsley town centre.

All three women remain in custody. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A 45-year-old woman, a 57-year-old woman and a 71 –year-old woman, were arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday May 20.

All three remain in custody.

Police continue to appeal for witnesses. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Police officers received reports that a woman had been found on Union Street at around 6.50am on Saturday May 19.

Tests showed that the woman, who has been identified as 42-year-old Claire Louise Smith, died after being subjected to a severe physical attack.

Police continue to appeal for witnesses.