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Murder probe launched after man found dead and woman injured in Greater Manchester

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A MURDER probe has been launched after man was found dead and a woman seriously injured at a home in Bolton.

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AFTERMATH: Police at the scene in Aldersyde Street, Bolton, after the man’s body was found
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Cops were called to reports of a man unconscious at a property in Aldersyde Street at around 7.35pm yesterday.

Greater Manchester Police said the man, believed to be in his 30s, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman who was present had injuries consistent with having been physically attacked and was taken to hospital.

Police said “due to the number of injuries the man sustained prior to his death” a murder investigation was launched.

Cops have arrested a 47-year-old man, who remains in custody, on suspicion of murder and assault. after the death.

Detective Inspector Neil Haywood of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Our thoughts go out to the family of the man who has died as they deal with this incredibly sad news.

“A scene will remain in place at a house on Aldersyde Street today as we continue with our enquiries and officers will be in and around the area.

“Some of them may wish to speak to you as part of our routine enquiries but please, if you know something that could help us or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around 7.30 last night, make sure you let us know.

“Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1231 quoting reference number 1825 of 14/09/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

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