Man arrested after three bodies stored in coffins found inside Manchester house

Vincent Wood

One man has been arrested after police discovered the bodies of three people being stored in coffins at a home in Manchester.

Officers were called out at 8.45pm on Friday 24 January after concerns were raised over the way a business was being run on a residential street in Blackley.

However after searching the home overnight and into the morning, Greater Manchester Police uncovered three bodies in coffins - all of which have since been identified with family members informed.

A 52-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of fraud, and has been released on bail.

Detective Inspector Claire Moss, of GMP’s north Manchester division, said: “It is important that while this investigation continues to take place that we avoid speculating over information that is not yet known.

“What we can confirm is that we have arrested a man and released him on bail on suspicion of fraud after concerns that money was being taken under false pretences at a registered company addressed to Capricorn Lane.

“We are committed to ensuring that the families of the three bodies that have been formally identified continue to be supported by specialist officers and are now able to go through the necessary next steps to allow their loved ones to rest in peace.

“Our investigating officers are keen to hear from anyone else who may be concerned that they have used this company and we urge those with any concerns to contact police.”

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