UPDATED: Police launch murder investigation after woman dies

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POLICE have launched a murder investigation after a 39-year-old woman who was assaulted in Chesterfield died in hospital.

Officers were called to a house, on Tapton View Road, at 8.30am on Thursday, December 15.

A 41-year-old man was arrested in Staveley at about 9am.

He remains in police custody and will be questioned about the woman’s death.

A post mortem examination will take place to determine the cause of her death.

Her family have been informed and this morning (Friday, December 16) Derbyshire police said they expect to name the woman and reveal a cause of death later today.

Anyone who saw any suspicious activity on Tapton View Road at about 8.30am or in Staveley at about 9am today should contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.