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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman’s body found in Higher Broughton


A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found in Higher Broughton, Salford.

The 36-year-old suspect is in custody for questioning.

Police were called to a property on St Helier’s Drive at 6pm on Sunday evening.

Crime Scene Investigators erected a cordon around the property and police are still at the scene.

The scene at St Helier's Drive - Google Maps

The scene at St Helier’s Drive – Google Maps

Update: Three houses on St Helier’s Drive have now been cordoned off as police continue their investigation.

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In a statement Greater Manchester Police said: “At about 6pm on Sunday 29 November 2015 police were called to a property on St Helier’s Drive in Salford.

“Officers attended and discovered the body of a 36-year-old woman. A scene is currently in place and officers are working to trace the next-of-kin.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.

“A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody for questioning.”

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