Two Arrested After Woman Is Stabbed To Death In Leigh

The scene this morning on Manchester Road

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

Police were called by the ambulance service shortly before 8pm this evening (Sunday 17 March 2019) to a property on Manchester Road, Leigh. 

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 offender . 

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

Police are 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: “We have now made two arrests in connection with this terrible incident. 

“We will continue to support the lady’s family at this unimaginably difficult time. 

“We’re determined to give them the answers they deserve and we’re appealing for the public’s help to do this. 

“Were you in the area at the time of the offence or have any information that can assist us? Don’t hesitate to call officers if so. 

“We have two police scenes in place and people in Leigh will notice an increased police presence over the coming days. 

“If you have any concerns, or would like to speak to our officers, they will be happy to talk to you.” 

Information can be left with police on 0161 856 9908 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. 

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