Murder inquiry in Rawtenstall after woman's body was discovered

Police and forensic teams at the scene on Hardman Street tonight Credit: Amy Welch, ITV Granada Reports

Police in Lancashire have launched an investigation following the death of a woman in Rawtenstall.

Officers attended at about 3pm today to reports that a woman had suffered injuries on Hardman Avenue in the town.

She died at the scene.

A man was arrested in connection with the incident a short time later and is currently in custody.

An investigation has been launched by Lancashire Police's Force Major Investigation Team.

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Police in Lancashire have launched an investigation following the death of a woman in Rawtenstall.