Police make arrest after woman is 'stabbed to death' in Dudley

A woman has been killed in an apparent stabbing in Dudley

A man aged 65 was today arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the 55-year-old woman suffered serious injuries. Police were called to Hillside Road, Wrens Nest, at around 8.57am. The victim died at the scene, where the suspect was also held.

West Midlands Police spokeswoman Kate Baker said officers were called 'to reports of a woman being stabbed'. She said of the suspect:

"He is currently helping police with their enquiries. At this stage we are not are looking for anyone else and believe the parties were known to each other.

"A forensic post mortem will take place in due course. Police have cordoned off the scene and are carrying out forensic investigations and house to house enquiries."

Retired mental health nurse Ray Langford, 79, has lived in his house in the road for 47 years. He said: "It's a nice community around here and it's not the kind of thing you would expect."

Two police vans were parked up outside an address in Hillside Road yesterday afternoon, while forensic teams could be seen going in and out of the property. Uniformed officers were stationed outside, while groups of residents stood in the street watching events unfold.

Anyone with information has been urged to call Det Insp Warren Hines on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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