A MAN who was arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody after a woman died at a house in Droitwich. 

The man was arrested yesterday (July 2) after a 49-year-old woman was found injured at a home in Chestnut Spinney and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Detective chief inspector Leighton Harding, senior investigating officer, said: “When officers arrived it became clear that the woman’s injuries were not survivable, and she sadly died at the scene. 

“Her death is currently being treated as unexplained. 

"An investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances around her death. 

"At this stage, we’re keeping an open mind and are exploring all lines of enquiry.

“Our thoughts are with the woman’s family at this difficult time.”

The 42-year-old man has been in police custody for over 24 hours. 

Police and ambulance crews were first called to the address in Chestnut Spinney at around 4.10am on Monday (July 1).

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 4.12am on Monday to an incident at a private address on Chestnut Spinney in Droitwich Spa.

"Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a Critical Care Car from Midlands Air Ambulance attended the scene.

"Upon arrival, we found a woman in a critical condition.

"Ambulance staff administered advanced life support to her, but unfortunately, it became clear that nothing more could be done to save her, and she was confirmed deceased.”