Two men arrested in Barnsley after 72-year-old woman found dead

Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Two men have been arrested after a 72-year-old woman was found dead by paramedics in Worksop.

Police were called to Rayton Spur, Worksop, at 10.35pm on Tuesday following concerns that a 72-year-old woman had become uncontactable.

Emergency services attended the scene but she was sadly pronounced dead shortly after their arrival.

A vehicle was traced to the Barnsley area of South Yorkshire and after successfully stopping it, officers arrested a 61-year-old man on suspicion of murder and a 43-year-old man on suspicion of assisting an offender.

A police cordon remains in place as officers work to investigate

Detective Inspector Steve Wragg, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The woman’s family have been made aware and our thoughts and deepest condolences are with them. Specialist officers will be working with the family and providing support during this extremely difficult time.

“We continue our work to understand the circumstances and the exact sequence of events in the moments leading up to this. Officers will continue to be in the area to speak to the local community, conduct enquiries and offer reassurance.

“We would like to speak urgently to anybody who may have information or may have seen anything suspicious over the course of Tuesday afternoon, and we would ask them to call 101 quoting incident 844 of 9 November 2021.”