Unexplained death at a house in Stockbridge Village
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We can confirm that detectives are investigating the unexplained death of a 46-year-old woman at a house in Stockbridge Village.
Officers attended at the address following a report of concern for safety of one of the occupants at the address on Custley Hey.
When officers attended they found the body of the woman.
The deceased's family have been informed and Family Liaison Officers are providing them with specialist support.
A Home Office post mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death.
In the meantime, officers are carrying out house-to-house inquiries in the area and anyone with information is asked to DM @MerpolCC, or call 101 quoting reference 712 of 1 January 2020.
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