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6 June 2012, 13:59 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50
Police have named a woman who was killed in a “targeted attack” in Bolton.
31 year old Kelly Davies, was found in Queen's Street in Farnworth, Monday lunchtime.
A post-mortem examination provisionally found she died from stab wounds. Police said they were also awaiting toxicology results.
Det Insp Chris Bridge said they have officers supporting the family and "working around the clock" to find out what happened.
"There will understandably be anxiety in the local community as people hear about the death of this young woman, but I would like to try and offer some reassurance to those who are concerned for their safety that we do not believe this was a random attack.
"However, there will be an increased police presence in the area in the coming days so I would urge anyone with concerns to approach an officer and speak to them, in confidence if needed.
"Our inquiry remains focused on trying to locate the person or people responsible and I would also appeal to anyone who has information to come forward