A 29-year-old Barnsley man has been charged with murder after a woman's body was found at a house in Goldthorpe at the weekend. 

Liam Fletcher of Elizabeth Street, Goldthorpe, was charged this morning (October 10) and will appear at Barnsley Magistrates' Court today.

Police were called to an address on West Street following a report received of concern for a woman, at around 10.20am on Saturday. 

On arrival, the body of a 35-year-old woman was found. While official, formal identification has not yet taken place, officers are confident of the woman's identity and her family have been informed and are receiving support from specially trained officers.

A post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death was a result of multiple injuries from a prolonged attack.