THE woman who was stabbed to death on Sunday night has been named by police.

Police were called by the ambulance service just before 8pm that a woman had been stabbed at a Manchester Road in Leigh.

Police attended and found the body of a woman, who has been formally identified as 47-year-old Debbie Twist, from Leigh.

A 25-year-old man was taken to hospital with arm injuries. He has since been released and is recovering at home.

A 39-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody for questioning.

A 37-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Senior Investigating Officer Wesley Knights, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “We are continuing with our investigation to provide Debbie’s family with the answers they deserve and we have specially trained officers supporting them at this devastating time.

“We have been granted a warrant for further detention to allow us to continue to question the man in custody and whilst we are treating this as an isolated incident, our enquiries are very much ongoing.

“I would urge anyone with any information, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem, to please get in touch as soon as possible.”

If you have any information should call police on 0161 856 8797 quoting reference number 1,994 of March 17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.