A murder investigation has been launched after a mother-of-two was found dead at a semi-detached house following a suspected domestic incident.
The woman, named locally as Regan Tierney, was found dead at a home in the Walkden area of Salford in Greater Manchester in the early hours of this morning.
She is believed to be in her twenties. A man in his thirties was rushed to hospital and remains in a critical condition.
Police have not said whether he is being treated as a suspect or whether they are hunting for anyone else.
A neighbour said she believed the house was being rented.
She said: ‘We were in bed and we just saw flashing lights and sirens. I looked out of the window and thought “what’s going on?”.
‘It was just chaos. I heard someone screaming “no, no, no” and the police went running into the house.
‘The police were there all night and forensics arrived this morning. I only knew the woman to speak to over the fence – it’s such a shock. I never had a proper conversation with her.’
Officers carrying out investigations say they will be at the scene for some time and forensics experts were seen at the property this morning.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Packer, of GMP’s Salford district, said: ‘This is an incredibly tragic incident in which a young woman has lost her life and we are doing all we can to support her family at this unimaginably difficult time.’