Two arrested on suspicion of murder after body found

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a man's body.

Police were called by paramedics to a house in Hyde Road, Gorton, Manchester, just before 1.50pm yesterday, where they found the 44-year-old's body.

First and foremost our thoughts are with the man's loved ones at this time.

I know residents will be alarmed by this incident, but I want to reassure the community that a thorough investigation is now taking place and there are extra patrols in the area.

I would urge anyone who has information that can assist our inquiries to call us as soon as possible.

– Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson

A 54-year-old man and a woman, 49, were being questioned by detectives on suspicion of murder, Greater Manchester Police said.

A post-mortem examination was carried out last night to establish the cause of death.