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Murder investigation launched after woman's body is found in Hoghton
12:34pm Monday 12th August 2013 in News
A MURDER investigation has been launched after the body of a woman was found at an address in Hoghton yesterday.
Police were called to an address in Charles Crescent at about 8.30pm on Sunday, where the body of a woman aged in her 50s was found in an upstairs bedroom. A post mortem examination will take place later today to establish the cause of her death.
The house remains sealed off whilst an investigation takes place.
The woman’s death is believed to be linked to an earlier incident that took place at 10.55am near to Chapel Lane, Hoghton, where the body of a 58-year-old man was found on the track having been hit by a train. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
Detective Superintendent Paul Withers from the Force Major Investigation Team said: “An investigation is underway to establish the circumstances of exactly what has happened. We are still at the very early stages of our enquiry but at this moment in time we do not believe we are looking for anyone else in connection with the enquiry.”