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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.