POLICE are probing a murder in Sheffield.
Shocked eye witnesses told The Star the woman was attacked in broad daylight on Blackstock Road, Gleadless, earlier on today.
The incident happened outside the John O Gaunt pub and Gleadless Valley Methodist Church at around 11.55am.
A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in police custody.
Police have cordoned off the area and officers flooded the estate as the investigation got underway.
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “At approximately 11.55am, today, Thursday, February 21, police received reports that a woman had been attacked on Blackstock Road in Sheffield.
“The woman, in her 40s, sustained stab wounds and died.
“A 44-year-old man, who is thought to be known to the woman, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.”
Blackstock Road has been closed for most of the day and is expected to remain closed for a few more hours.
South Yorkshire Travel said: “Due to an incident on Blackstock Road, Sheffield buses that normally serve Blackstock road are subject to local diversions.”