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Man, 28, is arrested for assisting suicide over sudden death of 55-year-old woman

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting suicide following the 'sudden death' of a woman in Greater Manchester, after neighbours heard loud noises coming from the house.

Police were called to a home on Brookhouse Avenue, Farnworth, Bolton at around 2.30am on Sunday.

Paramedics also rushed to the scene but the 55-year-old woman was pronounced dead when they arrived. An investigation was launched by detectives.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting suicide following the 'sudden death' of a woman in Greater Manchester, after neighbours heard loud noises coming from the house.

Police were called to a home on Brookhouse Avenue, Farnworth, Bolton, at around 2.30am on Sunday

Crime scene investigators were seen going in and out of the home on Sunday morning

A 28-year-old man has now been arrested on suspicion of assisted suicide and has been released under investigation as enquiries continue.

Greater Manchester Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Crime scene investigators were seen going in and out of the home on Sunday morning.

One neighbour, who saw the emergency crews arrive, said: 'I woke up about 4am and came downstairs and I saw an ambulance and two police cars.

'I didn't think much of it and went back to bed but when I woke up the police were still there.

'A little bit after I saw the forensics coming and going, they were taking pictures for a few minutes.'

Others living nearby reported hearing loud noises coming from the property. 

A spokesperson for GMP said: 'Officers were called around 2.30am on Sunday 21 February 2021 to Brookhouse Avenue, Farnworth, to a report of the sudden death of a woman.

'Emergency services attended and a 55-year-old woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

'A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisted suicide and released under investigation pending further enquiries.

'Enquiries are ongoing to determine the cause of her death.'

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9908 quoting 391 of 21/02/21.

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