UK

Woman Found Murdered At Home

30/06/2013 09:41 BST
PA

A murder inquiry is under way after the body of a woman was found at her home.

Linzi Ashton, 25, was discovered after police were called to a house in Westbourne Road, in Winton, Salford, shortly before 6pm yesterday.

A post-mortem examination has yet to take place, Greater Manchester Police said.

Detective Chief Superintendent Darren Shenton said: "A young woman has been murdered and our thoughts are with her family and friends at what is obviously a totally devastating time for them.

"While it would not be appropriate for us to comment on how she died at this time, a full and thorough post-mortem examination will be taking place in due course to establish exactly how and when she died and following that we will be in a better position to provide more information.

"I want to reassure her loved ones as well as those in the local community that we have a team of highly skilled detectives already working on this case but if anyone has any information they think can assist please call us.

"There will be extra officers in the area to offer reassurance so please talk to them if you have any concerns or want to provide us with any information."

Anyone with information should call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.