Police have launched a murder investigation this morning after a women in her forties was found dead at a property in Lostock.
Two men aged 73 and 72,were arrested on suspicion of murder. Both remain in custody for questioning by detectives.
A post-mortem examination is due to take place later today.
The women was found at a property in Alexandra Road around 10.00pm last night.
Detective Superintendent Howard Millington, of GMP’s Serious Crime division, 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. 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.”