UPDATE: Normanton unexplained death - detectives release man without charge

Police Incident on Castleford Road, Normanton
Police Incident on Castleford Road, Normanton

A man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released without charge.

A 44-year-old man was arrested on Sunday in connection with the unexplained death of a woman in Normanton.

Emergency services were called to a house on Castleford Road at 7pm on Sunday after responding to reports of a woman with life threatening injuries. She died a short time later.

A post-mortem examination was carried out today (Monday).

Detective Chief Inspector Elizabeth Belton, from West Yorkshire Police’s Protective Services (Crime), said: “A forensic post-mortem has been inconclusive and further tests will be undertaken to establish the cause of death.

“A 44-year-old man arrested in connection with the investigation has now been released without charge.

“I would continue to appeal to anyone with information which could help our ongoing enquiries to call Protective Services (Crime) via: 101 or give information, anonymously and in confidence, to Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111.”