Manchester

Wigan stabbing: Woman found with fatal wounds

Makinson Avenue, Wigan Image copyright Google
Image caption The 42-year-old victim was found with stab wounds to her chest at a house in Makinson Avenue

A woman has been found stabbed to death in Greater Manchester.

The 42-year-old was discovered with wounds to her chest after police were called to a house in Makinson Avenue, Wigan, at about 15:45 BST on Thursday.

The woman was taken to hospital, but died later, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody. Detectives said their investigating was continuing.

Det Sgt Nigel Rigby, from GMP, said: "My thoughts and condolences are with her family and specialist officers are providing support to them at this traumatic time.

"We have one man in custody, but our investigation continues and I would urge anybody with information to contact the police."

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