Murder probe launched after Abbie Downing, 27, found dying at Rotherham home as cops arrest man | The Sun

THE woman who died after being found fighting for her life at home has been named as Abbie Leigh Downing.

Emergency services raced to a house in Rotherham, South Yorkshire at 3.45am yesterday.

There paramedics found the 27-year-old with serious injuries and rushed her to hospital.

Tragically she died in the hours that followed.

Cops quickly launched a murder probe and a 28-year-old man was arrested.

He remains in police custody.

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The force said Abbie's family were battling to come to terms with her death, but released the photo of her.

Her cause of death is yet to be established.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Knowles, leading the investigation, said: “I know incidents like this can have a devastating impact on the wider community and we are working round the clock to determine exactly what happened to Abbie.

"We would at this point like to thank Abbie’s family for working with us at what must be a truly devastating time for them.

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"I would encourage the public to avoid speculation into what happened as our enquiries continue.”

The horror unfolded at a home on Plowmans Way, Wingfield.

If you have any information which could assist our officers, please contact 101 quoting incident number 88 of 25 August.

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