Men seen with ‘blood on their faces’ after woman in her 40s knifed to death in Greater Manchester sparking murder probe

TWO men were seen with ‘blood on their faces’ after a woman was stabbed to death in Manchester.

The victim, believed to be in her 40s, was found dead in Leigh shortly before 8pm on Sunday.

A woman believed to be in her 40s, was found dead with stab wounds in Leigh shortly before 8pm on Sunday
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A woman believed to be in her 40s, was found dead with stab wounds in Leigh shortly before 8pm on Sunday[/caption]

A witness said there was a group of men standing around the scene on Manchester Road and two had blood on them.

It is not known if the men are suspects in the investigation.

The witness, who did not wish to be named, told Manchester Evening News that she saw five police cars in attendance and a woman being putting into an ambulance.

Police are treating her death as an isolated incident and have launched a murder investigation.

MURDER PROBE

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

The pavement outside a house on Manchester Road remained cordoned off on Sunday evening.

Superintendent Jon Chadwick of GMP’s Major Investigations Team said: “Our thoughts go out to this lady’s family and friends at this devastating time.

“We understand the concerns that the local community will have and we’d like to reassure them that we have a team of officers working on this case.

“An increased police presence will be noticeable for the coming days in the vicinity of Manchester Road and we’d encourage anyone with concerns to approach officers.

“We are appealing for anyone with information on this crime to come forward to police immediately.

A witness said there was a group of men standing around the scene on Manchester Road and two had blood on them
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A witness said there was a group of men standing around the scene on Manchester Road and two had blood on them[/caption]

Police are treating her death as an isolated incident and have launched a murder investigation
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Police are treating her death as an isolated incident and have launched a murder investigation[/caption]


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