Man arrested after woman's body is left in house 'for up to a year'

A man has been arrested after his mother was found dead at a house in Greater Manchester, where it is believed she could have been for up to a year.

The 96-year-old's remains were discovered at the property in South Hill Street, Oldham on Wednesday.

A post-mortem examination found she died from natural causes.

The man was held on suspicion of failure to notify a death and was later bailed pending further inquiries.

Police said officers attended the address at 13:55 BST following reports of a concern for welfare.

It is understood the body had been in the property for a number of months and the death could have been left unreported for up to a year.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

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