Murder investigation launched after woman dies in Scunthorpe alleyway

A murder investigation has been launched after the death of a woman who was found with a head injury in a Scunthorpe alleyway.

Emergency services were called at 8.50pm on Saturday after concerns were raised for the safety of a woman in an alleyway between Berkeley Street and Sheffield Street West, Scunthorpe.

She was found with a life-threatening head injury and was taken to hospital to receive treatment.

Police said she died as a result of her injuries on Wednesday.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

A woman also arrested in connection with the incident has since been released under investigation.