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Murder investigation launched after woman found dead in Rochdale

A man is in custody after a woman was found dead in Rochdale in the early hours of Tuesday 23 April.

A murder investigation was launched shortly before 3am after police were called to a house on Royal Street in Smallbridge to reports that a woman had been stabbed.

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Emergency services responded and a woman – who is believed to be in her 30s – was pronounced dead.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning.

Police say they are keeping an open mind as to the circumstances surrounding the woman's death, and would like anyone with information to contact them.

I appreciate what alarming news this is to wake up to this morning but I would like to provide some reassurance to people in the area that we have launched a murder investigation and will get to the bottom of what has happened.

– Detective Superintendent Howard Millington