Woman, 31, stabbed to death at house in rural village as man arrested for murder

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 31-year-old woman was found stabbed to death at a house in a quiet village.

Police were called to an address in Middlecliffe, in South Yorkshire, at 5pm yesterday over "concerns for someone's safety".

When they arrived, the victim was found with stab wounds.

An air ambulance was spotted landing in a nearby field and paramedics rushed to the property but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He remains in police custody.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Emergency services were called to Windsor Crescent, Middlecliffe, just before 5pm, following concerns that a woman had been stabbed.

"Sadly, the woman was pronounced dead when officers arrived at the scene.

"The man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

"There will continue to be an increased police presence in the area today as officers continue to carry out enquiries."

Police are asking anyone with information to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

People should quote incident 471 of 29 March when passing on information.

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