Detectives in Halifax have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 26-year-old woman.

She was found unconscious following an altercation in Silver Street shortly after 2 o'clock on the morning of Sunday, November 3rd. The victim was taken to hospital for emergency treatment but died a short time later.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact police.