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Rotherham fight: Woman arrested as woman dies

Street in Rotherham with police activity
Image caption Emergency services were called to Cedric Crescent in the village of Thurcroft

A woman in her 30s has died after reports of an "altercation" in South Yorkshire.

Police said they found a woman in cardiac arrest after being called to a property in the Thurcroft area of Rotherham on Wednesday evening.

She was given emergency treatment by paramedics in Cedric Crescent but was confirmed dead a short time later.

A woman, 39, was arrested in connection with the death and later released on bail.

Image caption Police were called to the scene at about 20:50 GMT on Wednesday night

The area remained cordoned off late on Wednesday as investigators sought to establish the circumstances around the woman's death.

South Yorkshire Police has appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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