Man arrested over park murder
A man is under arrest on suspicion of murder, police said today after a woman was found stabbed to death in a park.
Emergency services were called to Heaton Park in Prestwich, Greater Manchester, at around 10.15am today following reports that a woman was seriously injured.
The victim died at the scene. Sources said she had been stabbed.
A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody for questioning.
The park, a sprawling green space on the edge of Manchester, popular with families and joggers, was closed to the public.
Superintendent Julian Snowball, of north Manchester division, said: "I want to reassure residents and park users that we have had a large, high-visibility police presence in the area.
"The park remains closed to the public while we continue our investigations.
"Police are still appealing for witnesses to come forward."
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