Emergency services rushed to an address in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, around 3:40 a.m. They found a woman in her 40s who was allegedly stabbed multiple times.
The victim was rushed to hospital but doctors were unable to save her, reports the Manchester Evening News.
A man in his 40s was then arrested about two miles away in Dukinfield on suspicion of murder.
He remains in detention for questioning by detectives.
Investigations are ongoing and police are urging anyone with information to come forward urgently.
GMP’s Tameside District Detective Superintendent Richard Hunt said: “An investigation has been opened into the death of a woman this morning in Stalybridge and while our investigations are in their early stages, our top priority is to ensure that his or her next of kin are identified and provided with the support they need.
“We are currently following all available investigative leads to make sure we piece together what happened this morning, but I encourage anyone with information who can help our investigations to contact the police urgently.
“Incidents like this can be extremely destabilizing for the community, but I want to reassure the public that we are working at a steady pace to ensure we establish all the circumstances and we currently have a man in custody.
“There will be an increased police presence in the area as our investigation continues and anyone with any concerns or concerns are encouraged to speak to officers in the area.”
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This notice was published: 2021-07-07 11:05:00