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
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.

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."