Woman in her 30s stabbed to death at Rochdale home as man, 36, held on suspicion of murder

A WOMAN has been stabbed to death at a home in Greater Manchester overnight.

Police rushed to the scene in Rochdale to find the woman, believed to be in her 30s, fatally injured about 3am.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police remain at the home on Royal Street in Smallbridge today as their investigations continue.

Formal identification and a Home Office Post Mortem examination are yet to take place.

Detective Superintendent Howard Millington, said: "My deepest condolences and thoughts are with the family and friends of this young woman who has sadly been pronounced dead this morning.

"While we have a man in custody, we are at this stage keeping an open mind surrounding the circumstances of her death and will continue to carry out our enquiries at the scene today.

"I appreciate what alarming news this is to wake up to this morning but I would like to provide some reassurance to people in the area that we have launched a murder investigation and will get to the bottom of what has happened."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 3400 quoting reference number 183 of 23/04/19.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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