Manchester

Sale house fire: Elderly woman found dead

Priory Road, Sale
Image caption The fire broke out at a home in Priory Road, Sale

An elderly woman has been found dead after a house fire in Greater Manchester.

The woman, thought to have been aged in her mid-70s, was discovered when firefighters were called to Priory Road, Sale, at about 08:15 GMT.

The fire service said her next of kin were informed and a police investigation has been launched.

Det Ch Insp Gwynn Dodd said attempts to identify the cause of the blaze were still at a "very early stage".

Greater Manchester Police is appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact the force.

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