Police investigating the deaths of a woman in her 20s and her two young daughters say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the case.

The three people found at a house in Little Lever, Bolton, have been named locally as Tiffany Stevens and her daughters, Caisie, aged 3, and 1-year-old Darcie.

Police have not confirmed their names.

Superintendent Rick Jackson, of Greater Manchester Police said:

"This is an incredibly tragic incident and we have specialist officers supporting the family at this unimaginably difficult time.

Superintendent Rick Jackson, Greater Manchester Police

What is thought to have been a gas engineer was seen this morning at the mid-terrace house the family lived in on Arthur Street.

Neighbour Annmarie Crossland, 36, said she was first alerted something was wrong when Ms Stevens' brother and ex-boyfriend were heard "screaming and shouting" in the alleyway at the back of the house before another neighbour rang 999 around 3.30pm yesterday.

Ms Crossland said:

"Paramedics arrived first and shot off down the back, then another came and then just all police covered the whole street..."

Annmarie Crossland, Neighbour

She described Ms Stevens as a "brilliant mum" and said her own four children played with Ms Stevens daughters.

Ms Crossland added: "They were gorgeous little kids. Great, really nice. She would take them to the park and into Bolton. They were very friendly."