Murder investigation launched in Preston

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A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Preston.

Police were called shortly after 2am today (Wednesday) to a terraced house in Chatsworth Street in the Fishwick area.

Police at murder scene at Chatsworth Street, Preston

Police at murder scene at Chatsworth Street, Preston

On arrival a 42-year-old woman was found inside the house with a serious head injury. She was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital where she later died.

A 52-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.

Police are at the scene, and have taped-off the area. Forensic officers have arrived, wearing protective clothing, and have erected a tent outside the front door of one of the houses.

Police at murder scene at Chatsworth Street, Preston

Police at murder scene at Chatsworth Street, Preston

Police at murder scene at Chatsworth Street, Preston

Police at murder scene at Chatsworth Street, Preston