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Man held over murder of Oldham woman Farkhanda Younis

Bamford Street in Chadderton
Image caption Farkhanda Younis was found at a house in Chadderton on Friday morning

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman who was stabbed to death in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

Farkhanda Younis, 30, who was known to family and friends as Jabeen Younis, was found at a house in Bamford Street, Chadderton, on Friday.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and a post-mortem examination found she died from stab wounds.

Police said a 34-year-old man was arrested late on Monday night and was being questioned by detectives.

A 20-year-old woman who was also arrested in the Oldham area on suspicion of murder has been released on police bail until Thursday.

Police have said Ms Younis's seven-year-old son was found in the Bamford Street property when his mother's body was discovered.

Det Insp Terry Crompton said police enquiries were "ongoing."

Anyone with information is being urged to contact police.

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