Man in custody after woman dies at flat in Tameside
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We’re investigating the death of a woman in her 20s in Tameside and have a man in custody being questioned on suspicion of murder.
Shortly before 9.15am this morning (25 August) we received a call reporting the death of a woman in a flat on Manchester Road in the Ashton-under-Lyne area.
A 51-year-old man arrived at a local police station a short time later and was arrested on suspicion of murder.
He remains in custody and is being questioned by detectives from our Major Incident Team.
The victim’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
We are keeping an open mind as enquiries continue at the scene, but investigators are confident we are not looking for any other suspects at this time.
Anyone who may have information is encouraged to contact us to aid our investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector Liam Boden, of our Major Incident Team, said: “This is truly shocking news for this young woman’s loved ones to receive today, and we are committed to doing all we can to support her family and to get them the answers they deserve.
“We have one man in custody after he came in to Ashton police station very shortly after the incident was reported to us; he is now being questioned on suspicion of her murder.
“While this appears to have been a contained incident where the suspect was known to the victim, we want to ensure all possible lines of enquiry are explored and therefore anyone with information should get in touch.”
Information should be passed to us by calling our Major Incident room on 0161 856 6777 quoting incident 763 of 25/08/2022.
Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.