Man arrested after two women stabbed in Bury house

Woodward Close scene
Image caption Police have launched a murder investigation following the double stabbing in Woodward Close

A man has been arrested after a stabbing that left one woman dead and another in a life-threatening condition in Greater Manchester.

The victims, aged 52 and 80, were attacked at a house on Woodward Close, Bury, on Sunday afternoon.

Both were taken to hospital but the younger woman died. The other woman is undergoing surgery, police said.

A 62-year-old man was detained near the scene and remains in police custody for questioning.

Det Supt Sara Wallwork, of Greater Manchester Police's Serious Crime Division, said: "One of the victims of this shocking incident has now sadly died and we have launched a full murder investigation.

"I know an incident like this can cause a lot of shock within the community but I would like to assure everybody that we have a dedicated team of detectives currently working to investigate the circumstances leading up the stabbing."

Anyone with information about the incident should contact police or Crimestoppers.

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