A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was stabbed to death in Greater Manchester.

Police were called to Edge Lane in Droylsden around midday on Friday where they found a 51-year-old woman had been stabbed. She died at the scene.

Greater Manchester Police said the suspect was arrested on Friday evening and is still in custody.

Chief Superintendent Phil Davies, district commander for Tameside, said the investigation was in its “early stages” and detectives 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,” he added.

“We are determined to find answers and bring the person responsible to justice.

“I appeal to anyone who saw or heard anything to come forwards and if you have any information that could assist our investigation – no matter how small it may seem – please share it with the police.”

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