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Emergency services dashed to an address in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, at around 3.40am. They found a woman in her 40s, who had reportedly been stabbed several times.
The victim was rushed to hospital but medics were unable to save her, Manchester Evening News reports.
A man in his 40s was later arrested around two miles away in Dukinfield on suspicion of murder.
He remains in custody to be quizzed by detectives.
Enquiries are ongoing and police are urging anyone with any information to come forward as a matter of urgency.
Detective Superintendent Richard Hunt of GMP’s Tameside district, said: “An investigation has been launched following the death of a woman this morning in Stalybridge and although our enquiries are in their early stages our main priority is ensuring her next of kin are identified and provided with the support they need.
“We are currently following all available lines of enquiry to ensure we piece together what has occurred this morning but I would encourage anyone with any information that could assist our enquiries to get in touch with police as a matter of urgency.
“Incidents such as this can be hugely unsettling for the community but I want to reassure the public that we are working at pace to ensure we establish the full circumstances and we currently have one man in custody.
“There will be an increased police presence in the area as our investigation continues and anyone with concerns or worries is encouraged to speak with officers in the area.”
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