Police have launched an investigation after a 35-year-old mother was stabbed to death in front of her two young children in a ‘truly horrific’ attack.
Officers were called to reports that woman was seriously injured on Dukesgate Grove in Little Hulton, Worsley.
The woman, who was found with a single-stab injury in her chest, was rushed to hospital where she since passed away.
Police believe the incident to be a targeted attack and that the attacker knew his victim.
A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The woman, who was found with a single-stab injury in her chest, was rushed to hospital where she since passed away
Officers were called to reports that woman was seriously injured on Dukesgate Grove in Little Hulton, Worsley
Police believe the incident to be a targeted attack and that the attacker knew his victim
Locals in the area described being woken up by a scream at around 2.30am on Friday morning before one neighbour found the mother.
One told the Manchester Evening News: ‘There was four of us and a lad wax giving her compressions on her chest.’
Detective Chief Inspector Gina Brennand from the Greater Manchester Police Major Incident Team, said: ‘We are in the early stages of our investigation, and an experienced team of detectives continue to work extremely hard to understand a comprehensive timeline of events that will help us piece together what has happened earlier this morning.
‘This was a truly horrific attack on a mother, witnessed by her two young children and we really need the public to come forward and give information to us that may be able to assist our enquiries to find answers for them.
‘A man, aged 45, fled the scene but has since been arrested by officers on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning.
‘We recognise that incidents of this nature will understandably cause worry in our communities in Greater Manchester and to reassure members of the public, additional neighbourhood officers will be in and around the surrounding area over the coming days and anyone with any concerns is encouraged to come and speak to us.
‘We urge people who were in the area at the time of the incident to contact us as a matter of urgency as they may have information which is vital to our investigation.
‘We are also appealing to any motorists and residents in the area, who may have captured anything that may be of relevance to our investigation on Dashcam, CCTV or doorbell cameras to please contact us.’
Anyone with information should contact GM Police on 101 quoting log number 236 10/11/2023.
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