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Man charged with murder after woman's body found in Barnsley

A 29-year-old man has been charged with murder after a woman's body was found at a house in Barnsley.

Credit: Press Association

Police were called to West Street in the town on Saturday October 8 where they found the body of a 35-year-old woman. Tests revealed she died as a result of multiple injuries from a prolonged attack.

Liam Fletcher of Elizabeth Street, Goldthorpe, was charged over her death this morning (Monday, 10 October) and will appear at Barnsley Magistrates' Court today.

Woman's body found at house in Barnsley

A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a woman was found in a house in Barnsley.

Credit: Press Association

Police were called to West Street in Goldthorpe after reports over the safety of a woman.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

There has been an arrest in connection with the murder. However, we still need the public’s help in piecing together the circumstance.

Anyone who may have seen or heard anything from around 6am this morning in the area of the West Street, or may have seen a blue Ford Fiesta, being driven around the Goldthorpe area since 6am this morning should call us.”

– Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Steve Ashmore, South Yorkshire Police

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Alton Towers' operator to be sentenced following rollercoaster crash which left five injured

Alton Towers operator Merlin is due to be sentenced following the rollercoaster crash that left five people seriously injured.

Barnsley couple Leah Washington and Joe Pugh Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Barnsley couple Leah Washington and Joe Pugh were among those on the Smiler ride when the incident happened in June last year.

The company is expected to receive a large fine.

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