A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman at a house in Leicester.

Emergency services were called to a property in Bartholomew Street shortly after 8.30am today Tuesday 8 October following reports that a woman had been seriously injured inside. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A cordon was put in place Bartholomew Street while enquiries were carried out. No arrests have been made at this time.

Detective Inspector Mark Sinski from East Midlands Special Operations Unit said:

Our investigation is very much in its early stages and officers remain in the area carrying out enquiries.

Detective Inspector Mark Sinski