Two pensioners arrested after woman found dead in house

A murder probe has been launched after a woman was found dead at a property in Greater Manchester.

Police were called to the scene at around 10pm on Friday, after receiving reports of serious injuries. The woman, in her 40s, was found dead in a house in Lostock, Bolton.

Two men, aged 72 and 73, were arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene and have been taken into custody.

Police said they are ‘keeping an open mind’ around the circumstances of her death while enquiries continue. A crime scene remains in place.

Detective Superintendent Howard Millington said: ‘Firstly, I would like to pay respect to the woman who has tragically lost her life. My thoughts are with her family and friends at what must be an unimaginably devastating time.

‘Whilst we have made two arrests, it is important to stress that we are keeping an open mind about the circumstances of the woman’s death and will work tirelessly to keep her family updated of any developments.

‘We have a dedicated team of officers who are working hard to piece together exactly what has happened in order to provide those closest to the woman, with much-deserved answers’.

He added: ‘If anyone has any information – no matter how insignificant you think it may be – please get in touch at the very earliest opportunity, as even the smallest detail could assist our enquiries and progress what is currently being treated as a murder investigation.’