A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a 58-year-old woman at an address in Haresfield Close, Worcester.

Emergency services attended the address around 8.30pm this evening (Saturday 2 March). Another woman, aged 39, was found with life-threatening injuries and taken to hospital.

A man aged 50 has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Leighton Harding of the Murder Investigation Unit said: “I understand that incidents of this nature can be alarming, but I would like to reassure the local community that this was an isolated incident and there is no wider risk to the public.

“You will notice a higher police presence in the area in the coming days as officers investigate this incident.

“Our thoughts are with the family of the woman who has sadly lost her life.”