DETECTIVES have released a man they arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a woman in Wigan under investigation.

Police continue to investigate the death of a woman who was found at her house in the Swinley area of Wigan.

Officers were called at around 11pm on Thursday, August 6, 2020 to reports of concern for a woman’s welfare at an address on Mesnes Road.

Upon police arrival, the woman – aged 48 – was sadly found deceased at the scene.

A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

It was the second murder investigation launched on Thursday evening in Wigan after the death of Steven McMyler earlier that day.

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Police say the two deaths are not being treated as related.

Enquiries are ongoing into the cause of the woman’s death and officers have reissued their borough-wide appeal for information.

Detective Inspector Neil Lawless, of GMP’s Wigan CID, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of the woman who was sadly found deceased. This is a terrible time for them and we are doing all we can to provide them with the answers they need.

“As I said at the start of this investigation, we have to approach this incident with an open-mind and ensure that all lines of enquiry are explored before coming to our conclusion.

“While we await the results of medical examinations, which will hopefully give us a clearer indication of what has happened here, we continue to ask the public to provide us with any information that could aid our investigation.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 7182 quoting incident number 3682 of 06/08/2020. Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.