Man is ar­rested af­ter woman found dead

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PO­LICE have launched a mur­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter a woman’s body was dis­cov­ered at a house in Rochdale.

The 39-year-old was found dead when of­fi­cers were called to an ad­dress on Birch Cres­cent, Ne­whey, at around 11.35pm on Sun­day.

De­tec­tives are treat­ing the in­ci­dent as mur­der.

A 40-year-old man who was suf­fer­ing se­ri­ous in­juries was taken to hos­pi­tal be­fore po­lice ar­rived at the house and he has now been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of mur­der.

Det Supt Howard Milling­ton from GMP’s Ma­jor In­ci­dent Team said: “My thoughts con­tinue to re­main with this woman’s loved ones at this dev­as­tat­ing time. I can’t imag­ine what they are go­ing through right now.

“We have had a team of of­fi­cers work­ing on this in­ves­ti­ga­tion through­out the night, who have acted swiftly and fol­low­ing fur­ther en­quiries we have now ar­rested a man on sus­pi­cion of mur­der.

“He is cur­rently be­ing treated at hos­pi­tal for in­juries he sus­tained prior to his ar­rest.

“We be­lieve this to be an iso­lated in­ci­dent and don’t be­lieve there to be any wider dan­ger to the pub­lic.”

On Mon­day morn­ing an of­fi­cer stood guard out­side the ter­raced house at the cen­tre of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

A black sheet was placed across the front of the prop­erty, from the win­dow to the door, while of­fi­cers car­ried out en­quiries in­side.

The house next door was also cor­doned off.

Birch Cres­cent is one of a num­ber of streets in a quiet es­tate off the main Ne­whey Road.

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mur­der are yet to con­firm the vic­tim’s name.

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion that could help the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is asked to con­tact po­lice on 101 or al­ter­na­tively call Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

●●Po­lice at the house in Ne­whey where the woman’s body was found

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