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The death of a woman in Failsworth is being treated as non-suspicious.

Oldham Road, Failsworth Credit: Google Maps

The death of a woman in Failsworth is being treated as non-suspicious.

At around 11:30pm on Saturday 28 May 2016, police attended an address on Oldham Road, Failsworth after receiving an abandoned emergency call.

At the address, officers spoke with a 42-year-old woman who had minor facial injuries.

A 57-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault and taken into custody for questioning. He has since been bailed until 29 July 2016.

Police later returned to the address to take a statement but found the body of the woman inside.

A post-mortem has concluded and there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death. The details have been passed to the coroner.

An automatic referral has been made by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Detective Chief Inspector Howard Millington said:

Our thoughts are with the family of the woman at this extremely difficult time and we currently have specially trained officers providing them with support.

In line with our usual policy when an incident such as this occurs, we have made referral to the IPCC and we await their decision on whether or not they wish to investigate.

We are continuing to investigating the circumstances surrounding the report of assault that was made to police.

– Detective Chief Inspector Howard Millington

Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2778 of 28/05/16, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Neighbours speak of shock after police revealed couple died in stairs fall

An officer outside the tragic couple's home Credit: GTV

Neighbours have been speaking of their shock after it was revealed a retired couple BOTH fell to their deaths when they tripped on the stairs in a bizarre accident.

Describing it as an 'extremely bizarre but tragic accident', Greater Manchester Police say the 67-year-old gentleman fell first and then his partner fell when she went to help him.

Mary Murphy, 66, and her partner who has not yet been named, were both found dead at the bottom of the stairs at the house in Failsworth, Greater Manchester.

Detectives claimed there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths following a post-mortem.

Detective Inspector Lewis Hughes said: "This is an extremely bizarre albeit tragic incident and our thoughts are with the couple's family and friends at what is clearly a very upsetting and distressing time for them."

Neighbours described Mary as a 'friendly lady' who was always happy to stop and say hello in the street and she was active at her local church.

Neighbour Eric Touko, 37, said that he first became aware of the incident when numerous police cars arrived at the scene.

He said he was 'shocked' to see detectives and forensics entering the house on Ogden Road.

"While I didn't know them very well, Mary was always very pleasant when I saw her in the street," Eric said.

"It is a terrible accident and I still don't really understand how it could have happened."

A street in shock after couple's death Credit: GTV

Another neighbour, who wished not to be named, claimed the death sounded like something more likely to be found in a horror movie.

He said: "It's utterly tragic. It sounds like a scene out of Final Destination rather than something that happens down your street."

Mary, a retired office worker, regularly worshipped at nearby St Mary's RC Church, where she was involved in the prayer group and helped out in charity work.

Police said they believe both fell down the stairs and died as a result of their injuries.

Tragic couple died 'falling down stairs'

An officer outside the couple's home on Ogden Road in Failsworth Credit: GTV

Detectives say a couple from Greater Manchester died in 'bizarre' circumstances - when they both fell down stairs.

Greater Manchester Police say they are satisfied there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the couple from Failsworth.

Police were found a 67-year-old man and his 66-year-old partner dead at the bottom of the stairs of their home on Ogden Road on April 15.

Following an investigation into their deaths, including Home Office post mortems, detectives believe both fell down the stairs and died as a result of their injuries, with the man falling first and his partner falling after coming to his aid.

Detective Inspector Lewis Hughes, said: "This is an extremely bizarre albeit tragic incident and our thoughts are with the couples family and friends at what is clearly a very upsetting and distressing time for them."

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