Murder suspect is arrested after woman in her 30s is stabbed to death in Rochdale

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was stabbed to death in a home last night.

Police were called to a house in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, shortly before 3am on Tuesday.

Emergency services responded and the woman, believed to be in her 30s, was pronounced dead.

The suspect remains in custody for questioning, Greater Manchester Police said.

Formal identification of the woman and a Home Office post-mortem examination to confirm cause of death are yet to take place.

Detective Superintendent Howard Millington, of GMP, said: ‘My deepest condolences and thoughts are with the family and friends of this young woman who has sadly been pronounced dead this morning.

‘While we have a man in custody, we are at this stage keeping an open mind surrounding the circumstances of her death and will continue to carry out our inquiries at the scene today.

‘I appreciate what alarming news this is to wake up to this morning but I would like to provide some reassurance to people in the area that we have launched a murder investigation and will get to the bottom of what has happened.’

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 183 of 23/04/19, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.