THE scene of a murder arrest was cordoned off for more than a day.
Police tape was still up on Chapel Hill on Saturday, more than 24 hours after a woman was found with stab wounds.
A row of shops including the Body Image tattoo and body piercing shop, Tyreseal and an empty premises was cordoned off on Friday morning.
The woman was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary where her condition was described as “non life-threatening.”
Following the incident police searched an address in Horbury near Wakefield where the body of a 77-year-old woman was discovered.
A 41-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder and inquiries are currently ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident.
It is not clear whether the wounded woman had been in any of the shops or if there is any link between the two incidents.
Chris Roberts, who owns a fishing tackle shop just yards from where the woman was found, said: “At about 10.30am on Friday I heard a sort of girlish commotion outside. One of my customers stuck his head out pf the door to have a look because the noise went on for a while.
“There was a woman on the floor outside the tattoo shop. The police and an ambulance arrived.”
But the police investigation was causing problems for Mr Roberts on Saturday.
He said: “I think their presence has hit my trade for the day. I know it’s inconvenienced people who want to walk up Chapel Hill into town and it doesn’t look good having the tape up.
“My customers are having difficulty parking. People who want £1.30 of bait aren’t going to pay £2 to park.”
The police cordon had been removed by yesterday afternoon.