A scene remains in place in Ancoats this evening following the discovery of a women’s body this morning and the arrest of a 37 year old man on suspicion of murder.

Police were called to a property on Swan Street around 7.30 to reportS that a man had jumped from a second storey flat window onto the roof of a stationary black Hyundai on Swan Street, before assaulting two people.

The man fled on foot towards Thompson Street before smashing the window of a black BMW and assaulting the driver before he was arrested.

After police gained entry to the apartment they discovered the body of a women in her twenties.

The man who was arrested on suspicion of murder, remains in police custody but is currently receiving treatment in hospital.

Superintendent Chris Hill, of GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: “This was clearly a very traumatic incident that will have shocked people in the area but I want people to know we have a team of detectives working tirelessly to establish the exact circumstances of what has happened.

“We have not yet been able to inform the family of the woman of her death but are doing our very best to do so, so we can offer them specialist support during this difficult time.

“Although we received reports that a number of people were assaulted in the local area, thankfully, none of them are seriously injured.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that could assist our investigation to please get in touch as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting reference number 327 of 13/02/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.




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