Leigh Stabbing: Murder Probe After Woman Knifed To Death In Greater Manchester

Woman in her 40s found dead at the scene.
Police were called by the ambulance service to a property on Manchester Road in Leigh.
Police were called by the ambulance service to a property on Manchester Road in Leigh.
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A murder investigation has been launched after a woman in her 40s was stabbed to death in Greater Manchester.

Police were called by the ambulance service shortly before 8pm to a property on Manchester Road in Leigh.

The woman was found dead at the scene with stab wounds. No arrests have been made. Police are treating the stabbing as an isolated incident.

Superintendent Jon Chadwick of Greater Manchester Police’s major investigations team said: “Our thoughts go out to this lady’s family and friends at this devastating time.

“We understand the concerns that the local community will have and we’d like to reassure them that we have a team of officers working on this case.

“An increased police presence will be noticeable for the coming days in the vicinity of Manchester Road and we’d encourage anyone with concerns to approach officers.

“We are appealing for anyone with information on this crime to come forward to police immediately.”

Information can be left with police on 101 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.