Leeds flat fire death woman had self-inflicted injuries UPDATED

The incident scene.

The incident scene.

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A woman found dead in a burning Leeds flat had suffered multiple, self-inflicted injuries.

As reported, the 49 year-old, who has not yet been named by police, was found in the flat on Latchmere Drive, West Park in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Residents living nearby had been alerted by a smoke alarm coming form a neighbouring property shortly before 4am.

Firefighters were called and made their way inside to fight the flames where they found the woman’s body.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police told the YEP this morning that the woman had suffered multiple self-inflicted injuries to her neck, wrists and leg as well as CO2 poisoning as a result of the fire.

Yesterday a cordon had been put in place around the small, two-storey block of flats.

A police officer could be seen guarding the entrance while investigations of the scene were carried out.

A single bunch of flowers had been laid at the scene in tribute to the victim of the fire.

An inquest into the death will be opened in due course.