Murder probe launched after woman stabbed to death

Two people have been arrested after a woman was stabbed to death in Leigh.

Sunday, 17th March 2019, 7:59 pm
Updated Monday, 18th March 2019, 2:13 pm
An incident is currently ongoing

Detectives launched a murder probe last night (Sunday). after being to an address on Manchester Road, Leigh., around 8pm.

A woman believed to be in her 40s was sadly found dead at the scene with stab wounds.

A man aged 39 has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a woman aged 37 arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

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An incident is currently ongoing

A scene remains in place on Manchester Road. A second scene is in place on York Street, Leigh.

Police are currently treating this as an isolated incident and there is not believed to be any threat to the wider community.

Superintendent Jon Chadwick of GMP’s Major Investigations Team said: “Our thoughts go out to this lady’s family and friends at this devastating time.

“We understand the concerns that the local community will have and we’d like to reassure them that we have a team of officers working on this case.

“An increased police presence will be noticeable for the coming days in the vicinity of Manchester Road and we’d encourage anyone with concerns to approach officers.

“We are appealing for anyone with information on this crime to come forward to police immediately.”

Information can be left with police on 101 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.