A MURDER investigation has been launched after the death of a woman in Chorley.

Police were called at around 10.25pm on Tuesday, May 23rd after the body of a woman was found deceased in a bedroom at an address on Hollinshead Street.

She can now be named as Gemma Leeming, 30 years.

A post mortem examination carried out today has shown the cause of death was strangulation.

A 39 year old man from Chorley has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.