Man, 48, arrested for murder after woman’s body found in country park


A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman’s body was discovered in a country park in Greater Manchester.

The woman, believed to be in her 40s, was found at Reddish Vale Country Park on Monday morning, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

Her next of kin have been notified and specialist officers are working to support them.

The man, 48, arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody for questioning.

Police believe it to be an isolated incident.

Detective Superintendent Neil Jones, of GMP’s Major Incident Team said: ‘This is an absolutely devastating incident.

‘First and foremost, our thoughts are with the victim’s loved ones and specialist officers will do everything they can to support them.

‘Understandably, this news may cause concern within the community but I would like to provide some reassurance by saying that, at this time, we believe that this was an isolated incident.

‘Nevertheless, there will be increased patrols in the area in the coming days and I would encourage anyone with concerns to speak to those officers.’

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