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.’
DCI Packer added: ‘We have a team of specialist officers at the scene carrying out investigative work and the scene will remain in place throughout the day.
‘If you have any information that could assist our enquiries, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem, please get in touch as a matter of urgency on the below numbers so that we can piece together the circumstances surrounding this.’
A GMP spokesman said: ‘Emergency services attended and sadly found the body of a woman – believed to be in her 20s.
‘A man in his 30s has been taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
‘A scene is currently in place at the house and detectives will remain in the area for some time. An investigation has been launched and enquiries are ongoing. Formal identification and a Home Office post mortem examination are yet to take place.’