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A murder investigation has been launched in Swinton after a woman was stabbed. 

Shortly after 23.15pm yesterday (Wednesday 16 January 2019), police were called to reports that a woman had been stabbed at a property on Moss Lane. 

Emergency services attended and sadly found the body of a woman believed to be in her 40s. 

A Home Office Post Mortem is due to take place later today (Thursday 17 January 2019). 

A scene remains in place at the property while forensic investigations are carried out. 

Moss Lane is closed from the junction of Borsden Street and Grange Avenue. 

A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning. 

Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Daniels, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said:


“We have a dedicated team working to piece together the circumstances in which a woman has tragically lost her life and our thoughts remain with her family at this unimaginably difficult time. 

“Our investigation is in its early stages but I would appeal to anyone with information, no matter how big or small they think it may be, to please get in touch with police at the earliest opportunity. 

“We are treating this as an isolated incident and while we have one man in custody, I’d like to stress that enquiries are very much ongoing and even the smallest piece of information could prove vital to our investigation.” 

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9171 quoting reference number 2308 of 16/01/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. 

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