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Woman's body found in burning house in Manchester

A woman has been found dead in a burning house in Sale, Manchester.

Police and fire crews were first called to a property on Hayling Road, off Harboro Road, at around 3pm today.

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A joint investigation has been launched by police and fire services to establish what happened, and the road has been cordoned off by police.

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The investigation is in its very early stages and it is unclear at this stage how the small, localised fire started. It is too early to say whether or not there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death, and we are keeping an open mind at this stage.”

– A GMP spokesman