POLICE are appealing for information after a 90-year-old woman was found dead at her house.

Mary Sylvester, of Hoyland Road, Hoyland, was found on Tuesday after emergency services were called to her house.

A post-mortem examination was carried out on Tuesday evening but the results are inconclusive. Enquiries into the exact circumstances surrounding the woman’s death are continuing.

DCI Simon Palmer said:“Mary was well known in the Hoyland area and we are now appealing to anyone who may have seen her in the days leading up to her death, particularly from Saturday 16 March.

“It is very important that we begin to understand where Mary has been and who she has spoken to. No detail is too small.”

"Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Please quote incident 441 of March 19."