A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman’s body was found in Wast Hills Lane, Hopwood, early this morning.
The 30-year-old was held and will be questioned by detectives.
A second man, aged 51, was also arrested on suspicion of assisting the offender. Both men remain in police custody as investigations continue.
Her body was discovered just after 6am this morning.
Police praised the community for the help they had given so far and urged anyone with any information who had not yet spoken to officers to get in touch.
Det Ch Insp Gerry Smith urged anyone with information to get in touch.
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Anyone who feels they have information which could help the investigation team should submit it via the Police Major Incident Public Reporting Site here – it is a direct line to the detectives investigating the murder.
“We will need to keep the road closed for some time yet but we will provide an update when it’s open and provide further information as our investigation progresses.”
Anyone without Internet access should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.