A MAN arrested following the unexplained death of a Holywell Green woman has been released from police custody.

Paula Lewis, aged 42, was found dead late on Monday night at her Chapel Close terraced home.

A man, aged 44, was arrested at the scene and has since been released. Police have said the woman's injuries are consistent with a fall and the case has now been passed to the coroner.

A neighbour yesterday paid tribute to the woman, describing her death as a tragedy.

Lesley Annadale said Ms Lewis had lived on the quiet street for a couple of years and said: “I didn’t know her but we recognised each other and she would say hello if I saw her in the shop.

“Whatever happened it’s a sad time for those close to her and a tragedy that it happened.”

Robert Vickerman said: “Three times an ambulance and police were up on just one day last week.

“There was police activity on Monday night with a lot of flashing lights coming through the windows upstairs and downstairs and again all day yesterday.”

Det Supt Mark Ridley, of the West Yorkshire Homicide and Major Inquiry Team, is leading the investigation into the unexplained death.

He said police were called at 9pm to the cul-de-sac off Stainland Road.

Ms Lewis was apparently found at the bottom of the stairs of her home, which backs onto Stainland and Holywell Green United Reformed Church.

A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said: “We are still at the scene carrying out examinations and a post mortem will need to take place.”