/ Murder investigation in Rochdale

The senior investigating officer in a Rochdale murder investigation has spoken for the first time.

Shortly before 1.20pm on Wednesday 7 February 2018, police were called to Clement Royds Street by the ambulance service, after a woman had been found with multiple stab wounds.

When emergency services attended, they found the body of woman believed to be in her 40s. A Home Office post mortem examination will take place tomorrow, Friday 9 February 2018, to establish the cause of her death.

The 31-year-old man from Rochdale who arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody for questioning.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Daniels of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “A family have been left without their beloved mother, wife and friend as a result of this horrific attack.

“Specially trained officers are supporting the family at this incredibly difficult time and my thoughts are with them and those that knew her in the community as they face this tragic loss.”

“We have worked through the night and although we have one man in custody, it’s really important that have we have as much information as possible, so if you were in the area yesterday and saw or heard anything unusual on Clement Royds Street, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 69171 or 101, quoting incident number 902 of 07/02/18. Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestopppers on 0800 555 111.

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