Murder probe launched after woman found in house

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Police are investigating the “suspicious” death of a woman in East Lancashire.

Officers were called at around 10-40pm on Friday, following reports of concern for the welfare of a woman in Helmshore, Rossendale.

Officers attended the luxury house in Sunny Bank Road with paramedics. A 60 year-old woman was found and pronounced dead at the scene.

The death is currently being treated as suspicious and a murder investigation has been launched. A scene is in place at the address and a team of detectives are working on the enquiry.

If you think you know anything at all that could assist the investigation, please call 101. The log number to quote is 1481 of January 15th 2016.