By KLTV Newsdesk –
Homicide and Major Enquiry Team Expands Investigation into Ravensthorpe Incident
West Yorkshire Police have arrested a man following the murder of a woman in Dewsbury on Sunday night.
Authorities were alerted to a situation at 6:43 pm on Sunday, November 19, on Dearnley Street in Ravensthorpe, when a woman in her 20s was discovered severely injured at a residence.
Despite immediate medical attention at the scene, she succumbed to her injuries shortly thereafter.
In response to the incident, a large-scale police operation was launched in the area, resulting in the arrest of a 35-year-old man on suspicion of murder.
Detective Chief Superintendent Sarah Jones, heading the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, addressed the ongoing investigation, stating: “A number of enquiries remain ongoing today into what has clearly been a very serious incident in Dewsbury.
“We recognise the concern and worry this will have caused to residents in the local area and are conducting an extensive investigation into what took place.”
DCS Jones confirmed that the arrested man is being held on suspicion of murder and assured the public that there is no active search for any other individuals in connection with the matter.
She emphasised that the incident is being treated as domestic-related.
To further address the concerns of local residents, additional patrols by Neighborhood Policing Team (NPT) officers have been deployed in the area.
‘Concerning Rise in Violence’
The Stop The Closures Campaign team, who ran a protest march in Dewsbury over the weekend, released a statement expressing their sympathies to the victim’s friends and family.
The campaign team stressed the need for Kirklees Council to reconsider the planned closure of several buildings, reasoning that they are community hubs that work with young people and play a ‘crucial role’ in ‘intervention, prevention, and positively impacting the lives of young people’.
The full statement can be read below
Last night, a tragic incident occurred in Dewsbury, resulting in a fatal stabbing of a young mother in her 20s.
Our community is deeply affected by this devastating news, and our heartfelt sympathies go out to her friends and family.
In recent weeks, Dewsbury town centre has experienced a concerning rise in violence. Incidents involving knife attacks at local schools have shaken our community.
As a result, there has been an increased police presence in areas where young people reside, as it has become evident that local knife crime is on the rise, with more children carrying weapons.
One of our campaigners, who is also a teacher, was approached by young people who expressed their fear for their safety and inquired about the reopening of their local sports centre.
They revealed that the prevalence of knife carrying in the area had heightened their concerns.
While these disturbing trends persist, Kirklees council is considering the closure of more than five buildings that currently serve as vital hubs for organizations working with young people.
These buildings play a crucial role in early intervention, prevention, and positively impacting the lives of young individuals.
It is imperative that the council explores alternative measures and refrains from proceeding with these closures. If these closures are implemented as planned, it is certain that lives within our local community will be lost.
We implore the council to reconsider their decision and join us in the campaign to halt these closures.
DCS Jones urged anyone with information related to the incident to come forward, stating: “I would ask anyone who can assist police enquiries to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 referencing crime number 13230642219 or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/livechat.”
Those who prefer to provide information anonymously are encouraged to reach out to the independent Crimestoppers charity at 0800 555 111. The investigation remains ongoing as authorities work diligently to uncover this tragic event’s details.