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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman's body found

A man's been arrested on suspicion of murder Photo: ITV Granada

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found at an address in Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police attended a property on Firbeck Drive, Ancoats, following a report of an unresponsive woman at around 10.15am on Saturday.

Officers discovered the body of a woman in her 60s.

GMP said a 45-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, and will remain in custody being questioned by detectives.

Detective Inspector Ben Cottam, from the City of Manchester division, said:

"There have been officers at the property throughout the day and understandably neighbours and the wider community may be concerned by what has happened.

"I want to stress this is an isolated incident and we are still in the early stages of trying to establish how this woman died.

"You may see police in the area as we continue our enquiries and please feel assured these officers are there to help find the answers we need."

– Detective Inspector Ben Cottam

Formal identification and a post-mortem examination have not yet taken place.