GMP’S Major Incident Team launch murder investigation following death of woman in Manchester
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Greater Manchester Police have launched a murder investigation after a 43-year-old woman sadly died in Manchester earlier today (Saturday 30 September 2023).
At around 11.20am, officers responded to reports regarding the concerns for the welfare of a woman at an address in Hyde Road.
Emergency services attended the scene but despite their best efforts, a 43-year-old woman sadly died.
A 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody for questioning.
In line with normal procedure, due to previous contact, this incident has been referred to the force's Professional Standards Branch for assessment.
Detective Superintendent Helen Critchley, from Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team, said: “Firstly, I want to send my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the woman who sadly died today. We have specialist officers in place to ensure they are being updated and supported as we enter the early stages of the investigation.
“We are currently piecing together the exact details of the incident and a scene remains in place as officers carry out their work.
“I understand that incidents of this nature can cause distress in the community, but I want to reassure local residents that we believe that this was an isolated incident.
“We are asking anyone who may have heard or seen anything from around the time of the incident to please get in touch. No matter how small or insignificant you may think it is, any information could be of great benefit to the investigation.”
You can share information with officers by calling 101 or 0161 856 0110, quoting log number 1421 of 30/09/23.
You can also share information online at gmp.police.uk.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.