A teenager wanted by police as part of a murder investigation was picked up by officers in Bolton last night.

He is being questioned as part of the investigation into the death of a 'greatly loved' 55-year-old.

The 18-year-old was stopped by police who were in  the  town centre as part of Operation Overspill.

Police say he was stopped and searched after his  behaviour 'raised concerns' and found  he was wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of Susanne Galvin from Bury in September.

Susanne died in hospital on Monday, September 18, after being found at an address in  Pear Avenue on Saturday, September 16.

Chief Inspector Mark Mangnall from GMP Bolton district said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of Susanne, who tragically lost her life earlier this year.

Operation Overspill was launched to protect our communities and reduce crime in the town centre.

“By proactively patrolling the area in uniform and plain clothes, we’re able to identify inappropriate or predatory behaviour, and offer reassurance to those enjoying a night out.

“Just by being in the area last night, the team came across the suspect, and were subsequently able to arrest him, removing a potentially very dangerous man from our streets.

“Working with our partners, our local policing teams will continue to make Bolton a safe place for people to visit and enjoy.”

In a tribute her family said: “Susanne was greatly loved by her parents and family and will be sadly missed.

“As a family, we respectfully ask to be allowed privacy during this difficult time."

The man remains in police custody for further questioning by GMP Major Incident Team who are leading the murder investigation.

The Bolton News: CSI and police outside the property in SeptemberCSI and police outside the property in September (Image: NQ)

 Stephen Ball, 31, of Pear Avenue, was charged with murder .

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