Men arrested over body find

Scene of the murder in Maple Cresecent, Leigh
Scene of the murder in Maple Cresecent, Leigh
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TWO men have been arrested following the discovery of a woman’s body.

At around 7.05am today, Tuesday, police received a report of a concern for welfare about a 28-year-old woman on Maple Crescent in Leigh

Emergency services went to the scene and found the body of a woman.

Two men, aged 30 and 26, from Leigh, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. Both remain in police custody for questioning.

A post mortem examination to establish the cause of death is due to take place later today.

Detective Chief Inspector Bob Tonge, of the Major Incident Team, said: “This investigation is at a very early stage, so I do not want to speculate on what has happened.

However, I do want to reassure people that we do not believe this was a random incident and we have a team of detectives working on this.

Whenever a serious incident like this occurs the local community is understandably concerned. As a result we have placed high visibility patrols into the area to provide a reassuring presence.⿝

Anyone with information is asked to call the Greater Manchester Police Major Incident Team on 0161 856 4032 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.