Man Arrested After Woman Stabbed To Death In St Helens

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was stabbed to death in St Helens.

Officers were called to an address in Hignett Avenue at around 12.50pm to reports a woman had been stabbed. Emergency services attended and a woman in her 40’s was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 46-year-old male from St Helens has been arrested on suspicion of murder and has been taken to a police station for questioning. At this stage the incident is believed to be domestic related.

Officers are currently in the area carrying out house-to-house enquiries and a cordon has been established at the property to allow for forensic examination of the scene.

Enquiries are ongoing to formally identify the woman and inform her next of kin.

A Home Office post mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death.

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 19100103268 or @CrimestoppersUK.

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