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Man arrested after woman's body discovered in Manchester

Officer stand guard outside the house on Westminster Street. Credit: ITV Granada

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a 67-year-old woman was found at a house in Levenshulme, South Manchester.

Police made the discovery at around 8.30pm on Thursday [May 7], after being called to an address on Westminster Street following reports of ''a concern for welfare.'' The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Flowers are left outside the house in Levenshulme. Credit: ITV Granada

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Benjamin Cottam, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said:

Our thoughts remain with the family of this woman who tragically lost her life and our specialist officers are continuing to support them at this distressing time.

“Although we have a man in custody, our investigation is very much ongoing, and I would like to stress that our detectives are continuing to work tirelessly to complete their enquiries.

“I would urge anyone with any information that could assist officers in their investigation to please get in touch as soon as possible.”

– Detective Inspector Benjamin Cottam, GMP

Anyone with any information can contact police on 0161 856 5018, quoting incident number 2855 of 7/5/2020.

Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.