AN ELDERLY woman was found dead by firefighters called to tackle a blaze at her Primrose Hill flat.

Fire crews from Huddersfield made the grim discovery when they attended at the ground floor flat in Whitehead Lane in the early hours of this morning (Saturday).

Saddened neighbours said the frail woman, thought to be in her 60s or 70s, lived alone and relied on the help of family and carers.

Police have launched an investigation but the fire is not being treated as suspicious.