Murder investigation launched after woman found dead in house in early hours of morning

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was found dead in a home.

Greater Manchester Police officers were called to a house to reports a woman – who is believed to be in her 30s – had been stabbed in the early hours of Tuesday (April 23).

Emergency services responded and a woman has sadly been pronounced dead.

A scene is currently in place at the house on Royal Street in Rochdale, Gtr Mancs., and officers are expected to remain in the area for some time.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody for questioning.

Formal identification and a Home Office Post Mortem examination are yet to take place.

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Police say they are keeping an open mind as to the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death, and would like anyone with information to contact them.

Detective Superintendent Howard Millington, said: “My deepest condolences and thoughts are with the family and friends of this young woman who has sadly been pronounced dead this morning.

“While we have a man in custody, we are at this stage keeping an open mind surrounding the circumstances of her death and will continue to carry out our enquiries at the scene today.

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“I appreciate what alarming news this is to wake up to this morning but I would like to provide some reassurance to people in the area that we have launched a murder investigation and will get to the bottom of what has happened.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 3400 quoting reference number 183 of 23/04/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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