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