Manchester

Hyde murder arrest after 'elderly' man's body found in Tameside house

Holland Road in Hyde Image copyright Google
Image caption Holland Road in Hyde, where the man's body was found

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an elderly man's body was found in a house, police said.

Officers were called to the property in Holland Road in Hyde, Tameside at 14:00 BST on Thursday by an ambulance crew.

A suspect aged 40 remains in custody, Greater Manchester Police said.

Det Ch Insp Cheryl Chatterton said: “This was a tragic incident which sadly resulted in the death of an elderly man in his own home. Our thoughts are with his family and friends."

She added: “I understand this has created some concern in the community but I would like to use this opportunity to reassure members of the public that the investigation team is making progress and there is no suggestion this death is linked to Covid-19.”

No further details about the dead man have been released.