Dukinfield murder probe: man arrested after woman, 49, dies

Greater Manchester Police officers were called to reports of a serious assault on Winchester Road on Sunday.
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Police have arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of murder after a woman died in Tameside.

Officers say they were were called to reports of a serious assault on Winchester Road in Dukinfield on Sunday (6 November). The 49-year-old woman died in hospital a short time later and her family are being supported by specially-trained officers. A 48-year-old man remains in custody and the police investigation is ongoing.

Detective Superintendent Chris Bridge, h ead of Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team (MIT) said: “Firstly, my thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim. GMP’s specialist officers are in contact with the family and are supporting them through this difficult time. I can confirm this is believed to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to the wider Tameside community. This is a tragic event, and we are working with the victim’s family and members of the public to establish the circumstances of this horrific incident.

“I understand this news will come as a great shock to those in the Dukinfield community. You will see an increased presence of our local officers, who will be patrolling the local area and providing reassurance to the community.

“I would urge anyone with information or concerns to speak to those officers who are on hand to help and support you.”

  • A crime scene is currently in place on Winchester Road and police want to speak to anyone who has any information or CCTV footage. You can contact them on their website here or call 101 quoting 939 of 06/11/22.

Information can be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.