A MURDER investigation has been launched following the death of a 58-year-old woman near Hereford. 

Emergency services attended an address on Cotton Meadows in Kingstone at around 5.10pm last night (August 5).

The woman was taken to hospital where she subsequently died.

A 58-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Lougher said: "Our thoughts are with the family of the woman who sadly lost her life.

“I understand that incidents of this nature can be alarming but would like to reassure the local community that there is no wider risk to the public.  

“Our officers remain at the scene, and you may see an increased police presence in the area over the coming days as our investigation continues.”