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Man arrested after woman fatally stabbed on New Year's Eve

The 44-year-old woman was pronounced dead just after midnight. Credit: PA

A man has been arrested after a 44-year-old woman was stabbed on New Year's Eve.

The woman - who has not been named - was pronounced dead just after midnight.

A 49-year-old man was arrested at the address on Cloverdale in Bromsgrove.

West Mercia Police said:

Police were called to the property at 11.52pm on Sunday 31 December where they discovered a woman with what is believed to be a knife injury.

The woman was declared dead at the scene at 12.12am by paramedics.

Next of kin has been informed and we are awaiting formal identification.

– West Mercia Police
A 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Credit: PA

Inspector Jake Wright added:

I understand that this incident is concerning for local people.

I'd like to reassure them that we will have extra officers in the area over the coming days and if anyone has any concerns they can speak to one of these officers.

– Inspector Jake Wright

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote incident 679s of 31 December 2017.