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Police investigate death of 56-year-old woman
9:28pm Saturday 7th September 2013 in News
POLICE on Wearside are investigating the death of a 56-year-old woman.
The woman, who has not yet been named, died in Sunderland Royal Hospital at 3.20pm this afternoon.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said the force was called to a report of a woman receiving treatment for serious injuries at the hospital at 7.19pm on Friday.
A 69-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently helping police with their inquiries.
The spokesman said: "Inquiries are being carried out into the circumstances surrounding the woman's death.
"The victim and the arrested man are known to each other.
"The investigation is in its early stages."