Police appeal for witnesses after woman stabbed in Swinton

The scene on Moss Lane Credit: ITV Granada

A murder investigation has been launched in Greater Manchester after a woman was stabbed.

Police were called to Moss Lane in the Swinton area shortly after 11.15 last night to reports that a woman had been stabbed.

They found the body of a woman believed to be in her 40s.

A Home Office Post Mortem is due to take place later today.

A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being questioned.

The street is cordoned off as investigations get underway Credit: ITV Granada

We have a dedicated team working to piece together the circumstances in which a woman has tragically lost her life and our thoughts remain with her family at this unimaginably difficult time.

Our investigation is in its early stages but I would appeal to anyone with information, no matter how big or small they think it may be, to please get in touch with police at the earliest opportunity.

We are treating this as an isolated incident and while we have one man in custody, I’d like to stress that enquiries are very much ongoing and even the smallest piece of information could prove vital to our investigation.

– Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Daniels, Greater Manchester Police