A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Preston.
Police were called at shortly after 2am today (Wednesday, February 15) to an address on Chatsworth Street in the city.
On arrival a 42 year old woman was found inside the address with a serious head injury. She was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital where she sadly later died.
A 52 year old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.
Police are at the scene, and have taped-off the area. Forensic officers have arrived, wearing protective clothing, and have erected a tent outside the front door of one of the houses.