Two pensioners, 72 and 73, arrested after woman found dead in home

Two pensioners have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at a property in Bolton.

Emergency crews raced to the scene in Lostock just before 10pm last night, reports claim.

They found the victim, in her 40s, dead at the scene.

The two suspects, both men in their 70s, are currently being held in custody while they are questioned by detectives.

A post mortem is due to be carried out later today to establish how the woman died.

Detective Superintendent Howard Millington, of Greater Manchester Police's Serious Crime division, said in a statement: “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."

Detective Millington said police were keeping an "open mind" about the circumstances surrounding the woman's death but would "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.

“A scene remains in place as our team continue with investigation work and local residents can expect to see a higher police presence. I’d urge anyone with any issues or concerns to please speak to these officers, who are there to provide reassurance.

“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.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 3221 of 06/03/20. Reports can also be made to Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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