POLICE are investigating after three people were found dead at a home in Failsworth.

Officers were called by paramedics responding to a concern for welfare call on Oldham Road at 3.30pm yesterday, Monday, a spokesman for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

Formal identification is yet to take place but it is believed the bodies of two men - aged 41 and 39 - and a 28-year-old woman were found dead at the scene.  All three next of kins have been informed.

The deaths are currently being treated as unexplained, and forensic examinations to help establish the circumstances are ongoing.

Detectives are not looking to speak to anyone in connection with the incident at present and are working with agencies to ensure there is no wider risk to the public.

No arrests have been made.

Detective Chief Inspector James Faulkner, of GMP's Oldham division, said: "My thoughts firstly are with the families of the two men and the woman who tragically have lost their lives - we are offering support to them at this awful time.

"It is important that we are able to establish the circumstances around this tragedy and get the answers for their loved ones through a thorough and comprehensive investigation, and therefore we must keep an open-mind at this very early stage until we have the results of forensic examinations in due course.

"If anyone has any information they think could be linked to this investigation then I encourage them to speak to police or Crimestoppers as it could prove to be significant."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting 1,595 of December 28 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.