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Woman charged with murder over Helmshore death

Police have charged 34-year-old Sarah Williams from Chester with the murder of Sadie Hartley. She was found dead at her home on Sunny Bank Road in Helmshore on Friday evening. A 55-year-old woman is still being questioned by police.

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service we have today charged a woman with the murder of Sadie Hartley in Helmshore.

Sarah Williams, 34, of Treborth Road, Blacon, Chester, is due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates' Court today (January 20th) charged with murder.

A 55 year old woman from Chester arrested on Monday (January 18th) on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

Police launched an investigation after the body of Ms Hartley, 60, was found at her home adddress on Sunny Bank Road, Helmshore on the evening of Friday, January 15th.

A post mortem examination showed she had died from multiple stab wounds.

– Lancashire Police Statement