TWO men arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a grandmother was found in a house remain in custody this afternoon, police have confirmed.

The men, aged 38 and 39 and both from Burnley, were arrested in Wythenshaw on Tuesday on suspicion of murdering 40-year-old Leanne Unsworth..

Ms Unsworth was found dead in a house in Marlborough Street in 7.15pm on Monday.

A police spokesman confirmed that officers had applied for more time to question the suspects and that was continuing today.

A post mortem examination has revealed the cause of Ms Unsworth's death to be head injuries.

On Wednesday Ms Unsworth's family released a statement in which they said: "Leanne was a well loved daughter, mum, niece and grandma who will be sadly missed. As a family we are trying to come to terms with this tragedy and kindly ask that you respect our wishes for privacy."

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting incident reference 1155 of January 14. Alternatively, contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at