Two men in their 70s held on suspicion of woman's murder in Bolton

Tom Gillespie, news reporter
The woman was found dead in Alexandra Road in Bolton

Two men in their 70s have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at a house in Bolton.

Police were called by the ambulance service to Alexandra Road in Lostock shortly before 10pm on Friday to reports a woman had been seriously injured.

The woman, believed to be in her 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Officers arrested two men, aged 73 and 72, on suspicion of murder.

Both remain in custody for questioning.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place later today.

Detective Superintendent Howard Millington, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "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.

"Whilst we have made two arrests, it is important to stress that we are keeping an open mind about the circumstances of the woman's death and will 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.

"A scene remains in place as our team continue with investigation work and local residents can expect to see a higher police presence"

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting incident number 3221 of 06/03/20, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111