A woman at the centre of a murder investigation after she died with "severe burns" has been named by police.

Sarah Hussein, 31, was discovered "on fire" in a street in Bury, Greater Manchester, on July 23.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene at around 7.30pm and Ms Hussein was rushed to hospital.

Sadly despite the best efforts of medics, she died a short time later, Manchester Evening News reports.

Greater Manchester Police said three men were arrested in connection with the incident on July 24 with officers saying investigators were not looking for anyone else.

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However, on Monday a spokesperson for the force said the men have been released on bail pending further investigation.

Police and fire investigators say they are continuing their work to establish the circumstances surrounding Ms Hussein's death.

Floral tributes have piled up at the scene, while local residents have shared social media messages saying they are "praying for her".

“The community is now mourning a tragic loss,” read one message.

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Another at the scene said: "RIP angel, gone but never forgotten."

Bury Council leader Eamonn O’Brien added: “I am truly saddened to hear about the death of a woman in Bury who suffered severe burns.

“We send our heartfelt condolences to her friends and family.”

Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Clegg, of GMP’s Major Incidents Team, said on Saturday evening: “This is a truly devastating incident, in which a woman has tragically lost her life.

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“I would like to reassure the public that we believe this is an isolated incident, and there will be an increased emergency services presence in the area as we work to establish the full circumstances surrounding this death.

“If you have any questions, feel free to talk to one of our officers who would be happy to share information.

“Although we have made arrests, our investigation is still in its early stages, and we're following a number of lines of inquiry.

“If you, or anyone you know has any information that might help us, please get in touch as soon as possible.

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“You can reach us on LiveChat on our website, www.gmp.police.uk, or call 0161 856 7386 quoting log number 2802 of 23/07/21.

"You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Thank you.”

The Bury Council leader added: "GMP is working to understand what happened and I urge the public not to speculate in the mean time.

"If you have any information you should contact the police on 0161 856 7386."