RESIDENTS have told of their shock after police arrested a man on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in West Yorkshire.

Police were called to a property on Dearnley Street in the Ravensthorpe area of Dewsbury shortly before 6.45pm on Sunday after a woman in her 20s was found seriously injured.  

Despite emergency medical attention at the scene, she sadly died a short time later. 

A large-scale police operation was mounted in the area, resulting in the arrest of a 35-year-old man on suspicion of murder. 

Officers said it was being treated as a "domestic-related incident".

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police on Dearnley Street this morningPolice on Dearnley Street this morning (Image: SWNS)

Detective Chief Superintendent Sarah Jones, of West Yorkshire Police's homicide and major enquiry team, said: "A number of enquiries remain ongoing today into what has clearly been a very serious incident in Dewsbury. 

"We recognise the concern and worry this will have caused to residents in the local area and are conducting an extensive investigation into what took place. 

"A man has now been arrested on suspicion of murder and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the matter which is being treated as a domestic-related incident. 

"Officers will be conducting extra patrols in the local area today to reassure residents. 

"I would ask anyone who can assist police enquiries to contact the homicide and major enquiry team on 101, referencing crime number 13230642219, or online at 

"Information can also be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111."

Today, locals told of their shock at the incident as crime scene investigators combed the scene for clues.

The street, which is opposite a primary school, was sealed off this morning with a police cordon at both ends.

One man said he only knew of the incident when police flooded the area overnight before the man was arrested.

One woman who lives nearby said she could hear the force helicopter above her nearby house.

She said "We were worried - it's a scary thing that's happened.

"It's on our doorstep, we've got children.

"My daughter was scared when we heard what had happened.

"She didn't want to go to sleep.

"Nobody deserves this.

"My heart goes out to the family."