Woman, 36, stabbed to death in ‘knife attack’ with schoolgirl injured

A 36-year-old woman was stabbed to death and a 16-year-old girl suffered injuries after an alleged attack in Greater Manchester.

Police were called to Water Mill Avenue, Oldham, just before 7pm yesterday to reports that a woman had been attacked.

Emergency services found a woman with stab injuries and, despite the efforts of paramedics, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Greater Manchester Police said a teenager suffered superficial injuries and was taken to hospital.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning, police said.

A crime scene was set up after the incident and remains in place while officers carry out an investigation.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police as soon as possible.

Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Clegg said: “A woman has very sadly lost her life overnight and our thoughts are currently with her family as they begin to process this horrendous news.

“Incidents of this nature will always cause concern and worry amongst the community and I want to reassure the public that we currently have one man in custody and we believe this to have been an isolated incident with no wider threat to the community.

“A full investigation is underway whilst we establish the full facts and there will be a heightened police presence in the area as we carry out our enquiries.

“Anyone with information, or concern, is urged to speak with officers in the area or to get in touch with police.

“All information will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and seriousness.”