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Arrest made following death of Dudley woman

Police investigating the death of a woman in Dudley yesterday have made an arrest in connection with the incident.

A 56-year-old male was arrested at the scene and is currently helping with enquiries.

Officers were called to an address in Lodge Crescent, Netherton, just after 4.30pm following reports of disorder.

On arrival with colleagues from the Ambulance Service, police officers found a 54-year-old woman with serious head injuries.

The woman was pronounced dead a short time later.

At this stage police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

Investigations are on-going and I would appeal to anyone who was in the Lodge Crescent area yesterday between midday and 4.30pm and heard or saw any signs of a disturbance to contact police on 101.

– Detective Inspector Justin Spanner, Force CID

A post mortem will take place to establish the cause of death.

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Police have released footage of the moment a person snatches a woman’s handbag in broad daylight.

The robber is being described as white, aged 16 to 20, wearing a grey top, blue shorts and white trainers. The footage captured the person cycling along Daisy Street in Dudley when he made the grab at midday on 9 June.

The 68-year-old victim was needlessly pulled to the floor in this robbery, leaving her with bruising and shoulder pain… all for the sake of just £20.

“This robber clearly has no qualms about targeting a lone woman in the street and we’re determined not to let him get away with it.

“We’re releasing this CCTV footage in the hope it will prick somebody’s conscience into giving us his identity and I’d urge anyone who knows who he is to contact us on 101."

– Detective Constable Nick Slym
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