Forensics and flowers outside tragic woman's home as murder investigation begins
Neighbours on a quiet Bury street have spent a third consecutive day with police outside their homes as a murder investigation takes place. Officers found a 55-year-old woman unconscious at her home on Pear Avenue on Saturday night.
She was rushed to hospital but died yesterday (Monday) despite the best efforts of medics. Greater Manchester Police has arrested a 31-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman on suspicion of murder.
Pear Avenue residents woke up to the sight of forensic officers going in and out of the woman's home today. Residents told the Manchester Evening News officers and paramedics rushed out to the scene on Saturday, when GMP was alerted to a disturbance at 9.35pm.
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A police presence had remained on the street ever since, with the front of the woman's house taped off. One Pear Avenue resident described the moment emergency services swarmed the street on Saturday night.
"We didn’t even hear anything," he told the Manchester Evening News. "We saw the ambulance and police.
"The ambulance woman running in was carrying something. The next thing we saw them bringing her out and trying to revive her.”
Another neighbour added: "I just saw the ambulance out and the police, and obviously the woman was on a stretcher. That was about it, the police brought the man out. They've been here since."
A single bunch of flowers was left outside the house this morning as locals woke up to the news the woman had died. "It's so sad," a resident close to the scene said.
"The last I had heard she was fighting for her life, she was critical. There