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BREAKING: Woman found dead in Ancoats was from Oldham

Date published: 14 February 2018


A woman found dead at a flat in Ancoats has been formally identified.

Shortly after 7.40am yesterday, February 13, police were called after a man had jumped from a second storey flat window onto the roof of a stationary black Hyundai on Swan Street.

Police received a further report that the man fled on foot towards Thompson Street before smashing the window of a black BMW. Three people were also assaulted.

Officers gained entry to a nearby flat and discovered the body of a woman who has now been formally identified as 24-year-old Danielle Richardson from Oldham.

A Home Office post mortem has confirmed that the cause of death was multiple stab wounds.

A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder nearby. He remains under arrest and is currently receiving treatment in hospital.

Senior Investigating Officer Andy Butterworth, of GMP’s Major Incident team, said: “This was a horrific attack on an innocent woman and we have a team of specialist officers supporting her family at what is understandably a very difficult time.

“Our investigation is currently ongoing and a scene remains in place on Swan Street so you will see officers in the area.

“I would continue to urge anyone with any information to please get in touch so that we can continue to build a picture of what happened yesterday morning.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting reference number 327 of 13/02/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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