Two arrested on suspicion of murder after woman, 55, dies following serious assault in Bury

The 55-year-old woman was found unconscious at a home on Pear Avenue in Bury. Credit: MEN Media

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman died following a "targeted" serious assault.

Greater Manchester Police say they were called to reports of a disturbance at an address on Pear Avenue in Bury at around 9.35pm on Saturday 16 September.

A 55-year-old woman was found unconscious and taken to hospital. She later died on Monday, 18 September.

A 31-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder and both remain in custody for questioning.

Officers are now appealing for anyone in the area at the time of assault, to come forward if they have information that can help.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Davis said: "This was a horrific, isolated attack that was carried out on a vulnerable 55-year-old and we have a number of lines of enquiry that we are currently following.

"We have two in custody but our investigation is still very much ongoing. We have increased, highly visible patrols in the community and they are there to speak to members of the community, to answer questions they may have.

"We are now in a position to appeal for anyone who was in the area of Pear Avenue in Bury on Saturday night, between 7pm and 9.30pm, who may have any dashcam, doorbell or CCTV footage of the area to come forwards."

Can you help?

  • Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 quoting log number 3625 of 16/09/2023 or via the independent charity - Crimestoppers - on 0800 555 111 or MIT on 0161 8566777