After a 51-year-old woman was fatally stabbed, a 28-year-old male was detained on suspicion of murder.
At around 12 p.m. on Friday, reports of a woman’s stabbing on Edge Lane in Droylsden began to come in, according to Greater Manchester Police.
The woman died at the scene.
According to the police, the individual was detained on suspicion of murder and is still being questioned.
Chief Superintendent Phil Davies, Tameside’s district commander, said: “Our officers have been working around the clock to identify and arrest the person responsible.
“We have a man in custody, however this is still the early stages of the investigation after a woman’s life was tragically taken and we are in the process of piecing together the full circumstances, and are keeping an open mind.
“Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the victim as well as with the community who have been deeply affected by this incident.
“I understand the nature of the incident will cause concern in our communities, not just in Tameside, but across Greater Manchester.
“As a result, there will be a visible increase of police officers in the area over the coming days and anyone with concerns is encouraged to speak to them.
“We are determined to find answers and bring the person responsible to justice.
“I appeal to anyone who saw or heard anything to come forward and if you have any information that could assist our investigation – no matter how small it may seem – please share it with the police.”
Anyone with information about this incident, who has CCTV or video evidence of it, or who saw any suspicious activity in the vicinity about 12pm on Friday is requested to call GMP at (101), or submit a report online at www.gmp.police.uk, referencing log 1353 of 02/06/2023.
Additionally, information can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.