Woman's alley collapse death in Sale 'suspicious'

The death of a woman who was found collapsed in an alleyway is being treated as suspicious by Greater Manchester Police.

The 47-year old was found unconscious off Hampson Street, Sale, in the early hours but died at Wythenshawe Hospital.

The handbag she was carrying has not been found and officers are trying to find out if she was robbed.

Inquiries are under way to establish how she was knocked unconscious and a post-mortem examination is due later.

Detectives believe the woman had been drinking in the Leigh Arms Public House on Northenden Road, Sale Moor, the previous evening.

Paramedics were called at about 0050 GMT and police were alerted later at about 0230 GMT.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the force.

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