VIDEO: Police launch murder investigation after woman is fatally stabbed in Calderdale village

Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman was fatally stabbed in Sowerby in an apparent “domestic incident”.

It happened at a property on Rooley Heights at 5.52pm yesterday (Wednesday )and a 44-year-old local man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.

Police have launched a murder investifation after a woman was fatally stabbed at a house on Rooley Heights, Sowerby

Police have launched a murder investifation after a woman was fatally stabbed at a house on Rooley Heights, Sowerby

The man suffered non life-threatening stab wounds in the incident and is currently in hospital under police guard.

Police say he will be interviewed once he leaves hospital and they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the murder.

Officers were originally called to Rooley Heights after receiving reports of an ongoing domestic incident.

The 42-year-old female victim, who police also describe as local, was found inside the property suffering from serious stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics a short time later.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Snow, from West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said there is no wider danger to the public and said officers would be on patrol reassuring neighbours.

“A 44-year-old local man was arrested from the scene on suspicion of murder and is currently detained, under police guard, at hospital. He also suffered stab wounds in the incident, but these are not considered to be life-threatening,” he said.

“We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation and the 44-year-old man will be interviewed by officers once he is well enough to leave hospital.

“While incidents like this are understandably disturbing for those living locally I would like to reassure people that there is no wider danger to members of the public and neighbourhood officers are in the area offering support and reassurance to local residents.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 and quoting crime reference number 1167 of 6 May