Investigation after death of woman, 24, in Clayton-le-Woods

A police investigation is underway after the sudden death of a 24-year-old woman in Clayton-le-Woods.

Wednesday, 13th December 2017, 4:11 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th December 2017, 5:15 pm
An investigation is underway

Emergency services were called to an address on The Martindales around 4.30pm on Sunday, December 10.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics and a 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder, police have said.

He has since been released under investigation.

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Further tests are being carried out to determine a cause of death.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "We were called following reports of an incident at an address in The Martindales, Clayton-le-Woods.

"Officers attended and a 24-year-old woman was found unresponsive.

"Sadly she was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

"The death was initially treated as suspicious with a 27-year-old man from Clayton-le-Woods arrested on suspicion of murder. He was later released under investigation.

"Following a Home Office post-mortem further tests will be conducted to establish a cause of death."