COPS have launched a murder investigation after a woman was stabbed to death in West Yorkshire.
At 6.59am this morning, police were called to reports of a woman found seriously injured in Ripon Avenue, Fartown.
The woman, aged in her 50s, received emergency treatment at the scene but died a short time later at hospital.
A 55-year-old man has been arrested in connection with incident.
A scene is currently in place and enquiries are ongoing by the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team.
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Weekes of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “A number of enquiries are ongoing into this very serious incident in which a woman has been fatally attacked on the street.
“We have arrested a man on suspicion of murder and, while enquiries are at an early stage, I can say we do believe this was a targeted attack on the victim and an isolated incident.
“At this stage we are not looking for anyone else in connection with what took place.
“I would ask anyone who saw the attack on the victim, has any relevant CCTV footage or who can assist enquiries in any way to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team .”
Chief Inspector Rebecca Calpin of Kirklees District Police, said: “Any such serious incident causes worry and concern among our communities and I can advise residents a full investigation is ongoing into what took place.
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“Local NPT officers are patrolling in the area and we are updating community partners about what has occurred.
“All our initial indications are that this incident is isolated and Kirklees officers are continuing to work with our colleagues in HMET.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact HMET on 101 referencing crime number 13230291733.
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