A MURDER investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Walkden.

Just after 2am this morning, police were called to reports of concern for the welfare of a woman at a property in Manchester Road.

Emergency services attended and found the body of a woman - believed to be in her 20s.

A man in his 30s has been taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A scene is currently in place at the house and detectives will remain in the area for some time.

Police say an investigation has been launched and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Packer, of GMP’s Salford district, said: “This is an incredibly tragic incident in which a young woman has lost her life and we are doing all we can to support her family at this unimaginably difficult time.

“We have a team of specialist officers at the scene carrying out investigative work and the scene will remain in place throughout the day.

“If you have any information that could assist our enquiries, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem, please get in touch as a matter of urgency on the below numbers so that we can piece together the circumstances surrounding this incident.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5187 or 101 quoting incident number 163 of 05/06/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.