Man held over woman’s Rochdale stab death

A man has been arrested after a woman was found dead in Rochdale.

Shortly before 3.00am this morning (Tuesday 23 April), police were called to a house on Royal Street in Smallbridge to reports that a woman had been stabbed.

A woman – who is believed to be in her 30s – was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

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.”

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