Man arrested after girl, 12, stabbed to death
A man was in custody today suspected of murdering a 12-year-old girl found stabbed to death at a house.
The victim was discovered yesterday afternoon after police were called to a house in the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester.
A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remained in custody for questioning, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.
A post-mortem examination has not yet taken place and the girl has not been formally identified.
Chief Superintendent John O'Hare said: "This is a shocking incident which has had a dramatic effect on the family and will no doubt cause concern in the local community.
"The investigation is at an early stage and an arrest has been made.
"We're not looking for anyone else in this matter."
The girl was found in the property in Dalmain Close at around 3.45pm.
It was cordoned off by police last night, with forensic officers going in and out of the property.
Scottish independence: Despite defeat history may still point to Alex Salmond as the victor
Scottish independence referendum: Frankie Boyle reacts to nation's 'No' vote - 'To be fair, I've always hated Scotland'
Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
Scottish referendum: Police struggle to control Unionist rally in Glasgow's George Square
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster