A man was arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was discovered in Ancoats.

The 45-year-old man was arrested at the Firbeck Drive crime scene after officials discovered a woman's body in the 1960s.

He was arrested at the scene and will remain in custody while interrogated by investigators.

The police were called today at 10.15 am for reports of a non-responsive woman.

Greater Manchester police have confirmed that they treat the woman's death as an "isolated" incident.

A formal identification of the woman and an autopsy have not yet taken place.

Firbeck Drive in Ancoats

Detective Inspector Ben Cottam of the City of Manchester Department said, "There were officials on the property all day, and understandably neighbors and the wider community were worried about what had happened.

"I want to emphasize that this is an isolated case and we are still in the early stages of trying to determine how this woman died.

"You can see the police in the area as we continue our investigation, and rest assured that these officers are here to find the answers we need."

Information may be forwarded to the police by calling 855 8 December 0161 856 6460.

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