Man Arrested Over Rochdale Murder

8 May 2012, 09:47

A man has been arrested over the murder of a woman, stabbed to death at house in Rochdale.

Police were called to a house on Darlington Road, Kirkholt, by the North West Ambulance Service, after reports a woman had been found with stab wounds. 

Officers discovered the body of a woman thought to be in her 20s. 

Police are now carrying out a post mortem to identify her. 

A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder shortly before 5am this morning. (Tuesday)

Chief Inspector Mark Bell, of GMP's Rochdale division, said: "A young woman has tragically been killed and we have officers supporting her loved ones at this difficult time." 

"I want to reassure the community that a team of detectives have been working tirelessly throughout the night and have acted quickly to make an arrest." 

"We are very much in the early stages of this investigation but if anyone has any information that could help us I would urge them to get in touch." 

"This incident will undoubtedly cause some concern in the local community and there will be extra officers in and around the area today. If any residents want to raise any concerns or pass on information I would encourage them to come and talk to us." 

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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