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20 May 2020 18:41

Officers believe a man in his 40s was also stabbed after attempting to intervene in the incident.

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Sign up to FREE email alerts from LancsLive - daily Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a double stabbing in Wigan. Police were called to reports of the stabbings at a property on Upholland Road shortly before 4.10pm today (May 20). A woman, believed to be in her 30s, was discovered inside the property and had suffered "catastrophic injuries". She was sadly pronounced dead at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics. Officers believe a man in his 40s was also stabbed after attempting to intervene in the incident.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after double stabbing in Wigan

He has been taken to hospital and his condition is described as "serious". A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. He remains in custody for questioning. A scene remains in place whilst investigation work is carried out. Detective Superintendent Jamie Daniels said: "Firstly our thoughts are with the lady's loved ones after this absolutely tragic incident. "We will offer them full support and do all that we can to provide them with much deserved answers. "Our thoughts also remain with the man who is currently in hospital and receiving treatment. Our specially trained officers will continue to support his family at this difficult time. "Clearly this investigation is in its very early stages and we are working to ensure that we follow every line of enquiry. "We understand that this news will likely cause concern among the local community but I would like to stress that at this stage we do believe this to be an isolated incident. "There will be a higher police presence in the area and I would encourage anyone with any concerns to please speak to these officers who are there to offer support and help. "I would also urge anyone with information to please get in contact with us as even the smallest detail could progress our investigation significantly. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 1981 of 20/05/20. Reports can also be made to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111. For the latest news and breaking news visit the LancsLive website. Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. To keep updated, follow LancsLive on Facebook and @LiveLancs on Twitter. Have you got news for us? Contact our newsdesk on [email protected]