Woman found dead in Dudley house

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Police name victim as Yasmin Akhtar

A WOMAN found dead in a house in Netherton, Dudley has been named by police.

The body of Yasmin Akhtar, 24, was found by police officers at a property in Purlin Wharf in the early hours of Monday.  

She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

A 27-year-old man was arrested by officers at the scene on suspicion of murder.

Detectives have been granted further time to question the man in connection with Mrs Akhtar’s death.

A post mortem failed to find the exact cause of death but identified Mrs Akhtar had sustained a head trauma.

Anyone with information to assist the police investigation is urged to contact Brierley Hill CID on 0845 113 5000.

The incident has also been voluntarily referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission by the force’s professional standards department as part of a review into the management of risk involving Mrs Akhtar in the days leading up to her death.

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