Two men, 72 and 73, arrested after woman in her 40s found dead in Bolton

7 March 2020, 12:31

Two men in their 70s have been arrested
Two men in their 70s have been arrested. Picture: PA

By Asher McShane

Two men in their 70s have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was discovered dead at a property in Bolton.

Emergency crews were scrambled to Lostock just before 10pm last night where they found the woman, in her 40s, dead at the scene.

Two men, one aged 72 and another, 73, were arrested on suspicion of murder and are being held in custody.

A post mortem is due to be carried out later.

Detective Superintendent Howard Millington, of GMP’s Serious Crime division said: “Firstly, I would like to pay respect to the woman who has tragically lost her life. My thoughts are with her family and friends at what must be an unimaginably devastating time.

“Whilst we have made two arrests, it is important to stress that we are keeping an open mind about the circumstances of the woman’s death and will work tirelessly to keep her family updated of any developments.

“We have a dedicated team of officers who are working hard to piece together exactly what has happened in order to provide those closest to the woman, with much-deserved answers.

“A scene remains in place as our team continue with investigation work and local residents can expect to see a higher police presence. I’d urge anyone with any issues or concerns to please speak to these officers, who are there to provide reassurance.

t he smallest detail could assist our enquiries and progress what is currentlybe, please get in touch at the very earliest opportunity, as even the smallest detail could assist our enquiries and progress what is currently being treated as a murder investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 3221 of 06/03/20 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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