A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a double stabbing in Wigan – which left one person dead and another seriously hurt.
Police were called to a property on Upholland Road just before 4.10pm this afternoon.
Officers found a woman, believed to be in her 30s, with ‘catastrophic’ injuries.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Forensics were at the scene in Wigan this afternoon after a woman was found with ‘catastrophic’ injuries
Police are continuing to investigate after the attack, which also saw a man in his 40s injured
A man in his 40s, who is thought to have tried to intervene, is in a serious condition in hospital after being knifed.
A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. He remains in custody for questioning.
Detective Superintendent Jamie Daniels said: ‘Firstly our thoughts are with the lady’s loved ones after this absolutely tragic incident.
‘We will offer them full support and do all that we can to provide them with much deserved answers.
‘Our thoughts also remain with the man who is currently in hospital and receiving treatment.
‘Our specially trained officers will continue to support his family at this difficult time.
Officers have today arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of murder and attempted murder
A scene remains in place on Upholland Road whilst investigation work is carried out, police said
‘Clearly this investigation is in its very early stages and we are working to ensure that we follow every line of enquiry.
‘We understand that this news will likely cause concern among the local community but I would like to stress that at this stage we do believe this to be an isolated incident.
‘There will be a higher police presence in the area and I would encourage anyone with any concerns to please speak to these officers who are there to offer support and help.
‘I would also urge anyone with information to please get in contact with us as even the smallest detail could progress our investigation significantly.’
A scene remains in place whilst investigation work is carried out, police said.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 1981 of 20/05/20. Reports can also be made to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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